With their gravity defying acts, whirling midways are musical and riotous summertime attractions. Fairground spectacles capture our imagination year after year as communities celebrate with raucous displays of multi-coloured decor. The neon contraptions play with the tantalizing line between fantastical enjoyment and unbridled destruction. The origins of fairground carousels date back to ancient Arabian and Turkish traditions of horsemanship. Riders competed against each other by galloping toward a small metal ring suspended from a high pole, trying to spear the ring. Related displays of colourful wheels are found in Mexican culture where brightly costumed men rotate on ropes around a tall castello pole. Similarly in Tibetan Buddhist culture, cosmograms which are spinning structures of coloured thread are constructed and then burned for celebratory rituals. I am interested in imbuing objects with deeper magical meanings, that is, looking at midway rides as a modern day form of the prayer wheel.