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Abandoned Carousel

Abandoned and discarded objects find new life in this seemingly post-apocalyptic carousel that actually spins. I lament what I see as a  loss of freedom for children. A time where modern conveniences outweigh endless hours of unsupervised summertime fun.  I am grateful I grew up roaming the streets of my neighborhood on my bike, exploring life in a small town at the prairies edge. Derelict yes, abandoned dreams, no. This piece also spins on its base when pushed just above the rusty metal chain near the base.

© 2015 Jodie Atherton

Abandoned Carousel 

Mixed media, found objects – pedestal not included

15 x 6 x 8