It is an incredible honor to be chosen to illustrate an art card for the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) and on every illustrators bucket list. They only chose 3 artists a year who’s work will be on display on various subway lines around NYC for the entire year. You know the spot, the 4 foot wide spot above the windows in the subway car. I pitched a surreal market going on inside a subway car with a florist, cheese shop, bakery, cake shop, and green grocer. I was thinking of Essex Market and the Grand Central Market and the characters I’ve seen riding the subway. They also liked my park car idea which is based on two parks I love, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Central Park. I imagined how you could be in NYC's canyons of steel and in a short amount of time be transported to a lush green landscape with people living their best lives. There's a Scarlet Tanager in there for the NYC bird watchers.