In keeping with our Carousel theme for this week, I wanted to feature a painting by Laurie Justus Pace, Escape of the Carousel.
I don't usually feature abstract paintings, but I thought the technique lent itself well to the intensity of the carousel. The imagination of the rider, the unusual music, continuous, circular movement, not to mention the shouting people and sugary snacks, make for a very surreal experience which is captured in this piece.
Update: We have been blessed with a comment from the artist! Laurie Pace has pointed out that she has painted a series of carousel horses which you can see by clicking here. Scroll down to see her various interpretations of the carousel horse.