Hey, there lonely cart
The shopping cart is capitalism’s beast of burden. Scaled to iconic proportions by the Supermarket, the shopping cart feeds the world’s desire for consumption and convenience. Yet, in its pragmatic form, the cart offers functionality beyond the transportation of goods from the market to the car trunk. Sometimes freed from the parking lot by teens as well as those in need, shopping carts often appear abandoned in odd places. These non-sequitur appearances showcase the functional value of the cart as they are sometimes filled with recycling, flea market debris, and other sundries. And when unattended these carts appear like a lone modern-day donkey on the periphery of urbanity awaiting its next cargo.