Carnival Sign
acrylics on canvas and wood
with electrics
28" x 24"
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Historic circus and carnival art is
a great passion of mine.  These
pieces, though most utilitarian,
were designed to be as unlike
anything else seen in the
everyday world as is possible.  
They greatly transcended
normal life and demanded
much more than just the
audience's attention.

With this piece, I explored using
this same fantastic visual
language - but for a message
much less likely to transcend
any but the lowest of what a
really crappy day has to offer.  
And I found the suggestion of
this piece's age added some  
weight and irony to it's message.
© Ron Orpitelli 2000