Elaine Stewart: The ‘victorian wheelchair’ is one commentary on my life experience with a wheelchair, psychically and physically bound to an object I can’t move without or live easily with. Its presence summons up a cacophany of understandings for me. The restraintsplaced upon women in victorian times by social constructs, still continue to reverberate in my wheelchair.
I entered the world according to wheelchairs eighteen years ago. Eventually I decided to
return to school, art school. I finished my diploma studies at TSA two years ago. I still continue to study with other artists. While I was at school I started exploring the impact of the wheelchair, the multiple ways it affects my reality and my perceptions. I want to invite others to explore a world they might not know.