Cabby transforms cab into art studio

June 15, 2009 5:41:17 AM PDT
New York City taxi driver Fabio Peralta has turned the backseat of his yellow cab into an art studio.

When a passenger hops in, Peralta hands the rider a pen and a stack of computer paper. He tell his fares to draw anything they want.

So far, the Dominican Republic native has collected 7,000 sketches. They include depictions of a hummingbird, mountain cabin scenes, President Barack Obama, and some X-rated images.

Other passengers use the paper he supplies to write personal confessions, which Peralta says he doesn't read.

When he gets enough drawings, he binds them into glossy booklets. Peralta gives the booklets away to riders who participate in another of his projects: 30-second video skits of passengers.

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