This is the wonderful British artist Andrew Holmes.
We visited Andrew at the Getty where he's in the middle of
his residency, during which he's been working on drawings
and an installation. He generously showed his studio to a small
group of friends last weekend. Wonderful work.
This is the kind of thing I've spent most of my adult life doing.
Obviously the Segway/Segseat makes it possible once more.
There's a revolution going on. You're participating just by reading this.
Maybe it's an evolution. Since the Americans with Disabilities Act and
devices like motorized wheelchairs, more of the disabled have been
mainstreamed back into the larger community. That's good for everyone.
Those of us who've lost some of our physical capabilities have other
contributions to make.
The Segway's verticality is absolutely radical.
We are seeing the future of mobility devices, as anyone who's used
or seen someone use the device in this way instantly understands.
When you use this technology you take on as well the responsibility of
educating others. The ability to look someone in the eye and "walk"
at their pace is magic.
More to share in June.