Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Today I had a meeting with artist Richard McMahan for Arbus. McMahan is a truly extraordinary individual who creates minatures based on famous artworks that span the entire history of art.
However, there will be more on that in my upcoming article, the thing that struck me as a travesty, and beyond the pale, was when McMahan--who doesn't drive--shared with me that in order to make our 11:30 a.m. meeting, he'd left the house at 7:00 a.m., because the bus system here is so unreliable.
So, we can host a Superbowl but can't make the bus system work in a productive manner?
I said it when I first moved to this city (when I wasn't a driver) and I maintain to this day, that the refusal of the city to make public transportation more accessible and reliable is symptomatic of institutionalized race/classism.