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.
Young elephant, carrying child reaching for attentive parent, links trunk with tail of big elephant carrying couple smooching on its laddered howdah.
benches - cotter pins - mum - infant - kid - ice cream cone
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
brass ring - caught