Flower Power! Taxis were given a boost of color last month, thanks to a public art program called Garden in Transit...
If the flowers could speak, I know they would say it is an honor to be chosen as this project's symbol of positivity and hope.
This particular project was to commemorate the NYC Taxi's 100th anniversary, and was a massive volunteer effort coordinated by an organization called Portraits of Hope. They are responsible for many high profile public art projects, which you can read about on their website.
I did not know about this project until I saw one cab with flowers. What a shock - and then there was another - and another! It was such a surprise and put a huge smile on my face. The cab drivers seemed to enjoy people pointing and smiling as well.
For those of us in NYC, we should enjoy this spectacle while we can. Already plenty of photos have appeared on places like Flickr where everyone near and far can see more shots of this project across the city.
matt at apartment therapy dot com