Visualizing answers to artistic questions is a full-time job. I enjoysolving problems that challenge my powers of creativity. Most of mystrongest images spring from dreams which have haunted me over theyears. The Big City has been a recurring dream all my life, andfittingly, is the subject of much of my art. Being born and raised inManhattan must have had something to do with it. Many of the New Yorkercovers I've created were painted from vivid memories and urbanepiphanies.