Garden in Transit

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 | All Things, Arts

I’ve been spotting these flower-decaled cabs all around town this month – part of temporary, mobile public art project “Garden in Transit,” which celebrates the 100th anniversary of New York’s first motorized taxicab. 23,000 children and adults, drawn mostly from the city’s public schools, hospitals and youth programs, participated in the Portraits of Hope creative therapy program. The massive project of painting the flowers on adhesive weatherproof panels to be applied to the hoods, roofs and trunks of an estimated 13,000 of the city’s yellow cabs began last September; negotiations with city officials for the deployment began six years earlier. Owners volunteer their cabs for the project; individuals can sponsor cabs for $500 apiece, which includes a signed certificate with the cab’s medallion number.

I always enjoy public art in unexpected places: whales in Cape Cod, cows in Boston, apples in New York City. These colorful blooms will remain on the streets through December 2007, long after their real life counterparts brown and wither away for the season.

Flower taxi

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October 3, 2007

I see them everywheres!

Go for it ...