shoppingcarts.jpgThis urban sculpture was made with thousands of standard shopping carts in a Costco parking lot by following the natural curve in a lineup of the carts. What they are protecting, we’re not exactly sure, but this might be the equivalent of the crop circle in an urban environment.

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  • Tineras

    I would say that is a little over 200 shopping carts. That is nowhere near “thousands”.

  • Chris

    Thats the first thing I had to go check if someone commented on.

  • The Oracle

    Same reason I clicked.

  • John Maushammer

    That’s awesome.

    Now all we need a figure 8 version! Or a a Möbius strip.

  • Random Fool

    Ha ha, that’s the place right by my apartment, and regrettably I didn’t see it. A work of UCSB pride.

  • Volkemon

    Why I clicked…Thousands?!?

    But hey- it is Jonah folks…

  • Max

    Not art, just frat boy vandalism without regard to the time and effort required of the employee who would be tasked to unjam this mess.

    • http://anextraleg.wordpress.com anextraleg

      You are assuming the artist left it there for others to tidy up but you have no basis for that assumption.

  • Holazola

    I laughed when I saw this. I’m less than a mile from this spot, yet almost 5 years ahead…

  • Anonymous

    Those are untold millions of carts.

  • Jack Newman

    This picture is so old.
    “A circle made by following the natural curve in a line of shopping carts. Costco parking lot Goleta, CA. 6:00 am May 5, 2004.”

  • Anonymous

    Looks to me like that would be a compusa parking lot and not a costco but hey who “counting” anyways

  • Anonymous

    They should have put a motor on one of those carts. It would be interesting to see this pushing itself in circles. Of course a few bad wheels would make the whole circle move in random directions.

  • PJ

    Why would a chain of carts have any sort of natural curve?

  • Chris

    That’s not a costco, it’s a CompUSA. Sorry

  • The Oracle

    @PJ – because when you have the carts stacked, they can only be a little bit off straight before it’s mechanically stopped by the cart in front. When you have a bunch all in a curve like this, there’s a tightest curvature. That’s what is being called the natural curve.

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  • http://gravatar.com/anextraleg anextraleg

    The artist’s name is Robert Wechsler: http://www.robertwechsler.com/
    Here’s a similar one done by a guy named Milton F Stevenson V http://miltonstevenson.com/?p=103

  • jheiss

    Counting about a third of the circle I get 60 shopping carts. So maybe a few hundred total, certainly not “thousands”

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