Considering how high a premium people put on shopping carts in Bushwick, whether it’s to ride around drunkenly in or move your personal effects out of the McKibbin, it’s somewhat startling that a new sculpture near the Myrtle-Broadway stop honoring the beloved emblem of our town has been able to remain there without being stolen or otherwise defaced.
The creator of the monument, Aaron Carter (who touched briefly on the issues he has with sharing this name with Aaron Carter), a 28-year-old from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, explained to The Burning Bush how he was able to roguely cement the shopping cart, which he has titled “Ode to a Vagabond,” onto the wall. “I waited until about 6 a.m. in the morning after staying up all night at Bizarre. I knew no cops would be up at this hour to stop me.”
After the successful installation, Bushwickians immediately flocked to the area to marvel at the aesthetic brilliance of the piece, half embedded in the wall and half protruding out of it. “I’ve never seen anything so genius,” remarked local graffiti artist Zerococks. “I think we finally found an artist who understands the true spirit of Bushwick: transience.” Not to mention transsexuality. If you happen to be over by Broadway and Jefferson Street, check out Carter’s masterpiece.
Written by Genna Rivieccio