The Ferris Wheel

illustration  /  digital  /  motion  / spring 2015

Video animation based on Pagan Kennedy’s “Who Made That Ferris Wheel?” article. Through hand illustration juxtaposed on archival images, this animation portrays George Ferris in his childish innocence. His Ferris wheel is invented through a child’s simplicity, a bird, and a water wheel empowered by a dream.

Based on "Who Made That Ferris Wheel?" by Pagan Kennedy featured on The New York Times.


"I leave it to you, ladies and gentlemen, to say if the wheel is still in my head"

– George Ferris