Seeing the carousel in person did little to change my opinion of it - initially.
It was very bright, very colorful, and I couldn't help thinking WHAT THE HECK DRUGS WAS THE DESIGNER ON WHEN HE MADE THIS??? These were the scariest, most brightly colored, misshapen, creatures I'd ever seen!
It was obviously meant to be whimsical and quirky, but all I could think was "Seriously, dude… what was up???"
And then… I figured it out.
Above each carousel animal was a drawing. A child's drawing.
And at the base of each animal, was a signature.
The artist, Milo Mottola, had brought the children's drawings to life - exactly as they'd been drawn.
- I love this, and now think it's coolest carousel EVER!
(I didn't notice the guy in the video until after I uploaded it. "Hello Mr. Parks Person!")
Go back through the pictures and try to guess what the animals are. Roll over each one for the answer.
Read more about the Totally Kid Carousel.