Tucson Oddity: 8 ‘whimsical’ lizards made to elicit a smile
Walk or drive along the north side of East Pima Street, just west of North Craycroft Road, and here’s what you’re likely to see:
And more lizards.
We’re not talking about living reptiles. These are fanciful lizards - at least eight of them, made of welded steel and perched on boulders in front of a row of shops and businesses.
Could they be:
• Escapees from a gift shop?
• Heavy metal graffiti?
• Part of an advertising blitz by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum?
This lizard and its companions were created by Joe Tyler. The project also includes Southwestern images in the sidewalk. DOUG KREUTZ / ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Here’s the artist’s website. Look at this!