The other day whilst reading a feed somewhere in my hundreds, I came across a link to a video .. this video in fact :
I instantly felt a recognition and affinity and especially wth the subtleties in the kaos (yes, oh yes, there’s subtleties), so much so it sent me hunting for more. I found it’s a creation by John Callahan who has a wikipedia entry here.
If anybody really knows me they’ll see why I like this so much. Some, like the person who complained about the ‘insensitivity’ of the cartoon shown above, won’t see anything, as they really don’t wish to see the reality of humanity in all its raw openness anyway.
You see I realise the affinity I felt was with John’s humanness, not specifically his disability.
I’m not gonna say much more except this guy has insights only other quads could recognise and does a bloody fine job pointing out some of the idiocy anyone with a disability lives around and through. A true artist.
Here’s links to some of his other stuff worth a watch:
Part 1 of a tv documentary shown on Dutch TV:
and his other ‘Quads’ animated cartoon series
and his songs on youtube
For many years I’ve had an image in my head of an absurd cartoon that I’ve just been waiting for opportunity to be drawn. It’s the kind of image I think someone like John would appreciate and could really do justice – If there ever was such a thing in this world.