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Do you notice the abandoned carts in parking lots? Do they bother you like they do me? I get frustrated sometimes at the invisible people that left them there. I worry that on a windy day they will go rolling away and crash into someone’s car. (Probably mine.)

It feels strange to me that someone would push the cart all around a store, pacing up and down the aisles with it, and then not be able to walk the few feet to a corral or return it to the store.

Rather than letting myself get worked up over something relatively silly, I decided to make a photo project out of it. And it’s perfect timing because one of my classes is creating a series of digital artworks and now I get to play along.

I’ve been trying to find ways to see beauty in the carelessness.

After starting this project I’ve found that instead of noticing all the discarded carts, I’m seeing how often I can’t find them. And maybe that’s a good lesson for me: using my camera to help me notice the good instead of the bad. –Angie


  1. What a wonderful project! Those abandoned carts really bother me, too. My husband teases me when he sees me going after one to return it to the cart corral, but I just have to do it.

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