One of the joys of being an artist is being on a 6AM talk show in Rochester to talk about public art. Derek Lerner was commissioned by MTA Arts & Design to create individually unique ink drawings referencing the topography of the local maps, satellite imagery, and the transit system in lyrical and abstracted forms. These intricate ball point pen drawings will make a bold but intimate statement as they transform the Ave X station on the F line near Coney Island in 2016.