First published: Spring 1997
'An art car is in itself a symbol of being free. Not only does an art car question the standards of the automobile industry, but it expresses the ideas, values, and dreams of an individual'.
Recently I was invited to bring the 'Camera Van' to Japan, to help a political candidate impress younger voters.
This possibility was so surreal to me that I contemplated doing it just for the experience. Unfortunately, I later received a letter stating that it would not be possible, that the vehicle codes in Japan were too strict. I could display the van in a museum, but no driving on the streets would be permitted.