• Title: Untitled No. 3 - From the series Can't Play Now
    • Artist: Gerald Merna
    • From: Sterling, VA USA
    • URL: www.geraldmerna.com
    • e-mail: mernagt1@verizon.net

    Artist Statement

    In this series, empty playgrounds in the wet cold of winter twilight became personal metaphors for the strange, asynchronous and slightly desolate feeling one gets by comparing innocent childhood expectations for the future with present-day actuality as an adult. I wanted to react to this feeling and did so in my photographs by making many of the inanimate scenes come to life. Swings, seats and carousels were set into motion as a personal acknowledgement that life isn’t a childhood dream and affirmation that you can still control your own destiny.