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    Posted January 19, 2012 by
    Seattle, WA
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    Building of Wheelchair Sled


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Seattle artist jessehigman, a quadriplegic, built a sled that he attached to his wheelchair and had some friends take him sledding. 'It has always been impossible for me to go out and snow deeper than a couple of inches. I cut up two of my old paintings and laminated a top and bottom to the sled. … I made bindings for it by screwing on blocks of wood, with two zip ties to secure each tire. I put two coats of glossy varnish on it and Wow, was it smooth! I have never gone so fast in the wheelchair,' he said.
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    My name is Jesse Higman. I'm a 43-year-old artist living on Capitol Hill in Seattle Washington. I work out of my studio here, pouring paintings people. Because I am disabled I work with several people at once, setting up an elaborate pours. You can see some of these contraptions and results on my webpage.


    My friend Motzo Bozic and I videotape these projects to show how the painting process works. When it started snowing we thought we would go outside and get some footage of the snow blowing and the flakes falling in the light. It reminds me of the mica flakes sparkling in the flowing paint under a macro lens. So, the night before it fell, I started to build a sleigh.
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