'Leaving New York'
These drawings show the progression of the early morning light from
just before dawn to early day, as the sun breaks over the horizon.
The views are from the northbound Amtrak train after leaving Penn
Station, as it moves north through the Bronx.
I find these views particularly compelling as the elevated tracks
sail over houses, streets and construction sites. Isolated and speeding
through the neighbourhoods, I try to imagine the the history of
the city and it's growth from farmers' fields to vast acres of crampted
space, and I imagine the thousands of lives contained within endless
banks of apartment buildings.