The NYC Subway has always been a special place for me and I spent hundreds of hours in it contemplating work. It is chaotic and high energy place where i feel most at peace, waiting for a train or simply sitting on a bench thinking and drawing in my notebook. During long commutes I would plan a series of drawings or a whole installation and this was a most happy time. The subway is my most beloved co-working space where i always felt very productive as it is a place detached from the realities of daily life like errands, mail and working on the computer. It is a linear space, with a destination in the other end.
There is nothing in the world like the New York subway, it is a constant presence in my work as most of it has been in part conceived or partially drawn on the subway. I am currently working on an animation with pen and ink drawings that is about the subway and everything in it. I usually feel restless in my studio yet eerily calm on the subway and the new piece will be about that perfect calm in a maelstrom.
I always say that everything in my work starts with an image and these images prompted a series of new work called Ingredients of a Subway Car. A series of drawings, installations, 3D 360 simulations and real-time VR.