Sounds of the Underground
I’m in a book! (another book – I’ve already talked about the first book I was in – 120 Jobs That Won’t Chain You to Your Desk).
This book is a gorgeous children’s book titled ‘Sounds of the Underground’ by Heidi Younger. It has amazingly beautiful and dynamic paintings that leap off the page with radiant colors.
The book conveys the atmosphere in the New York City subway through paintings and poems. The author really captured the energy and motion of the NYC subway scene, focusing on typical musical characters one might come across while walking through the subway corridors.
The reason why there is a tree inside the subway in the painting can be found in the poem that goes with the painting:
I saw a lady with a saw
What does this lady saw?
The crowds of people point and awe
When they see the lady with the saw
She sings the song, so sad and mellow
Heartbreaks all the young fellows
Remembrance of sadden times
When forests existed and not the saw
So now the saw has only its song
And a kindhearted lady who plays it alone
© Heidi Younger
The images in the book were all painted on 12 x 12 inches boards. The images were exhibited at the FIT Museum during June and July.
This book features street musician imagery with short snappy poems written and illustrated by Heidi Younger. The images are designed to visually interconnect, mimicking the connection of NYC’s MTA system.
Order your copy ($20) from the author
I am honored to be part of this one-of-a-kind book and meeting the author was a real treat – not only is she very talented, but she is an extremely nice person, too!