Article care of the Guardian.
Graham – “the only person designed to survive on our roads” – is an interactive sculpture developed by a trauma surgeon, a crash investigation expert and a Melbourne artist as part of Towards Zero, a Victorian road safety campaign.
A confronting 360-degree view of Graham – made from silicone, fibreglass, resin and human hair – can be seen online.
The commission says Graham is informed by “the science of human vulnerability” – not-quite-living proof of how susceptible we are to injury.
Melbourne sculptor Patricia Piccinini developed Graham with input from a Royal Melbourne hospital trauma surgeon, Christian Kenfield, and David Logan, a crash investigator at Monash University’s accident research centre.
Piccinini is best known for the Skywhale – a 34m long, 23m high hot-air balloon with the head of a tortoise and pendulous mammaries that flew over Canberra for its centenary in 2013.
Graham will be on show at the State Library of Victoria until 8 August, after which he will travel around the country.
Original article https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/21/road-safety-confronting-sculpture-shows-human-vulnerability-to-crashes