Oil Portraits of Carousel Horses

Parr has long had a passion for carousels - those haunting echoes of another era. She's had the privilege of designing an original carousel from scratch (for Shanghai Disney Resort), as well as vehicles for other themed rides. In researching designs for those projects, she developed a fascination for the horses themselves - many frozen in motion, with expressions of terror or exhaustion from their frantic ride. Parr chose a hyper-realistic style to highlight the juxtaposition between stillness and motion, and to tap into the carver's original love of detail and craftsmanship.

Visit the other carousel page to see Parr's designs.

  • 2008-present
  • Painting, Personal
  • Various private collections