Seemingly intractable metal things -- bolts and nuts, cotter pines and hooks, nails and screws, a wheel rim and a drive chain and other hard materials -- are given wonderfully animate life in a fifteen ride carousel. Rendering and conjoining of those many unlikely pieces reveal gestures, nuance, clear interpretation, and even emotion. Riders, like us, relish it all although one appears to feel a jostled stomach.
Though the name McCabe is painted on the base, the talented confident maker is unverified. The carousel is 23" high with a 16" diameter, and is alarmingly heavy.
Delighting and remarkable in equal measure.
Imagination, skill, and materials yield an extraordinary American artifact
benches - cotter pins - mum - infant - kid - ice cream cone
young elephant, carrying child reaching for attentive parent, links trunk with tail of big elephant carrying couple smooching on its laddered howdah
parent - braided hair girl - unicorn
confident waver with just one hand on reins - bactrian camel
slingshop targets irresistible balloon
classically traditional fire-breathing dragon yields flame singed tail and rear legs of horse in front
Brownie Camera photo op
brass ring - caught