Car City Magic Carpet

By: Laura A. Johnson

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Artist Statement

Our imagination is unlimited. So many of us adults and kids have created adventures on a Car City Carpet. Racetrack images cut from Hour Detroit magazine 2023 Detroit Grand Prix wind through this paper collage from found images, creating a magic carpet of adventures. In the background, a cartoon kid, made by a stadium of North Korean children holding up colored boards. Overlaying this background of conformity, uniformity, and lack of diversity, kids from diverse backgrounds play, explore, and chase their dreams.