Last weekend, we met the weirdest looking person ever…Graham.
Now before you think I am being horribly mean, he is the TAC’s latest road safety project…Graham is what we would look like if we were built to survive on our roads.
So, let me introduce you to him….he has been hanging out in the State Library of Victoria for the last few weeks…
Now can you see what I mean…have you ever seen anything so strange…
But there is reason behind his wierdness…Graham is precisely and scientifically designed.
The TAC collaborated a leading trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield, crash investigator expert David Logan and world-renowned artist Patricia Piccinini, and this lifelike, interactive sculpture is the result.
Graham’s brain is the same size as ours, but his skull is bigger, with more fluid and ligaments to protect it.
His chest is large and barrel-like to withstand greater impacts plus sacks have been added over each of his ribs to absorb the force.
His skin is thicker and tougher than ours.
His legs are hoof-like with added joints to help him move quickly out of the way.
Want to learn more?
Head on over the Meet Graham website and you can interact with him…get under his skin and see what his brain looks like…
Graham is a sobering reminder of how just vulnerable our bodies really are by highlighting what we would look like if we were built to survive a crash on our roads.
Us humans are never going to be designed like that, so we have to take steps to ensure we are protected.
A human body can only withstand a certain amount of force in a car accident…an impact at just 30kms can be fatal.
So we need to ensure we have a safe system that protects us from our own mistakes on the road, and those of others.
This means safer roads, safer cars, safer speeds…and safer drivers!
Graham is now touring rural Victoria, and is currently residing in the Geelong Gallery until September 14th 2016.
Go meet him!
Graham is now touring rural Victoria and after Geelong, he will visit Mildura, Bendigo and Ballarat.
Please note: this is not a sponsored post! My opinions are, as always, totally my own!