Subway station art can be easy to miss when you’re anxiously pacing the platform wondering where the hell your late train is. But a lot of it is truly lovely—like this terra cotta mosaic depicting two trumpeting angels flanking an early 1900s train. It greets 2 and 3 train passengers at the Grand Army Plaza subway station.
Created by Jane Greengold in 1995, the mosaic is meant to evoke the triumphant angels on top of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch right outside the station.
It’s also an homage to the old IRT logo, which featured a subway train with angel wings. Check out these close-up images of the sculptures gracing Grand Army Plaza here.