The art depicts a boy innocently rolling a bicycle wheel over a train track. He’s unaware of what is about to happen. His low-income family need food, so they have sent him to the golden city to work in the hope he returns with money and riches. They have already sent ten others who have not returned. The city highjacks them, exploits them, and at times kills them. The brutality of its people forces the boy to grow up overnight to become a man. This artwork captures the moment before he loses his innocence. Notice his shadow already conveys the form of a man.
DESCRIPTION - He runs, young and free, towards the golden city. With every spin, his shadow grows, his true nature lessens in the fading light. He will grow to leave this moment behind, caught in the heat of the gold rush. Spinning out of control as the sun sets on his innocence.
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