Carousel horses symbolize childhood imagination and are often displayed in distorted childhood dreams or juxtaposed with a technological world of conformity and loneliness. A humorous yet serious portrayal of this relationship is shown with children riding a carousel while sending text messages instead of enjoying the simple pleasures of childhood.
I have been drawing and riding horses since childhood, so horses are used as symbols of dreams in my paintings. They are often humorously depicted among pop culture references to demonstrate the disparity between individuality and conformity. My paintings display the importance of holding on to one's inner child and never letting go.