The Power of Art on Wheels
"The phrase "when pigs fly" is an adynaton—a figure of speech so hyperbolic that it describes an impossibility." ~Wikipedia
I have been thinking a lot for the last couple of years about reviving the Vegan Bus Project. While we did amazing things with the bus, it has never reached its full potential. Sure, we drove over 2,000 miles to Burning Man on our maiden voyage, and were featured on Supreme Master TV... but we never raised the money we needed to kick some serious ass and bring the vegan message to the masses like I had dreamed when we started.
For the last 3 years the bus has been parked in various locations, waiting for me to make up my mind. The bus has never left my heart, and I have decided the only way to do it is to do it right. My vision is a pig with wings. When pigs fly the world will become vegan. The bus already has a cute snubby pig nose, all it needs is the rest. Wings with solar panels that power a PA system. A stage that lowers from the side of the bus and provides a platform for performance art, music, yoga classes, lectures, you name it. LED lights all around, and other technologies that exemplify green.
Before we start the fundraising, we want to get some artists' renderings of what the bus could look like. We are putting out a call to visual artists, graphic designers, engineers, or anyone who has magical powers of creativity to help us visualize the bus as a pig. Once we get some nice ideas and art to inspire people with, we will start a crowdsource fundraiser complete with a video featuring vintage vegan bus footage and the submitted visions of the bus. The shit is going to go viral. To contribute your art or ideas to the project please contact us! All contributors will receive some Vegan Bus swag, and lots of love and appreciation in our future endeavors.
This post anticipates the release of my interview on Our Hen House podcast tomorrow, where I will officially announce the revitalization of the project.
This post did not anticipate this cool art vehicle by one of my favorite artists, Banksy. His piece "Sirens of the Lambs" is driving around the Meat Packing District in NYC, an animal transport vehicle with stuffed farm animals bleating and crying with their heads hanging out the narrow opening. Do you think this is powerful art? Another vehicle of transformation?