Friday, September 21, 2007

A sight for sore eyes


I was shocked this morning to see NYC streets not painted in the harsh yellow of cabs.....but instead large colorful flowers!! I thought I was going mad till I saw 100's of these colorful cabs. I googled to arrive at the following: -
http://www.portraitsofhope.org/git/about_git.php

Portrait of Hope's non-profit program - "Garden in transit" is a large community art project underway in Manhattan.

"As part of this groundbreaking motivational art, education, and creative therapy project, thousands of kids in schools, hospitals, and community institutions are painting vibrant flowers -- symbolizing joy, life, beauty, and inspiration -- on adhesive weatherproof panels that will be applied to the hoods, trunks and/or roofs of thousands of New York City taxis. Beginning in September 2007 and until year's end, New York City will be visually transformed, as the ubiquitous yellow icon becomes a mobile artistic canvas or -- "Garden in Transit.""



I think this is uber-cool. Cheers to this amazing idea...
-Amrita

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very, very cool! The fact that kids tranformed New York City should be an inspiration to all of us to think out of the box and do something huge.

Kalindi said...

heyy.. niiiiice!! this kinda takes me back to Stamford... they've put up these wonderful sculptures in random places... and nothing Picasso style... im gonna blog about it with some pics... stay there!

Anali said...

Wow! This is so beautiful and such a wonderful idea! Thank you for letting us know about it!

Amrita said...

Anonymous - agreed. Power in numbers!! Thanks for stopping by.

K - Awesome...I'm waiting for my feed reader to flash.

Anali - You're welcome :) You should see the sight for yourself...it adds so much cheer to the concrete jungle of NYC.

Rajesh said...

Creative !! I think they used to do that with trains and buses, maybe it took some time to convince the Taxi-union but the cause is what matters :) - cool !!

Mosilager said...

that's an awesome idea... and implementation... and I was sure I commented on this post lekin yahaan par komment nahin dikha :(

Amrita said...

Rajesh - I know...i'm glad they're doing it :)

Mosi - der aaye durust aaye ;)

shilpa said...

hey this is very cool!
Great that we can tap into kids' creativity..And such a welcome relief from seeing them slumped on the couch brain dead in front of the TV