UCF Senior Thesis Exhibition 2016

Adam Powers

 

We find them everywhere, the stray shopping carts, left behind, feral, and forgotten. So often they are passed by, ignored, or just seen as cumbersome to a cart wrangler. Abandoned there, bare and naked, their capture invokes a narrative ripe for a repurposing in our imaginations. They exist in an in-between time, much like toys after lights out. In that sense they are pervasive, and the varying stories of our interactions with them linger long after we’ve loaded up our trunks or crossed the yellow line that locks the wheel because apparently we aren’t supposed to take the carts home with us.




Adam Powers

Adam Powers

Adam Powers

Adam Powers

Adam Powers

 

Adam Powers


 

It is thought that us humans, when detached from our own sense of self, are at our most creative. Perhaps, removed from fulfilling their intended design, out in the wild, the elusive stray cart finds its own sense of self. Perhaps it finds peace. Perhaps it doesn’t find anything, because, well, it’s a shopping cart.

 

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