This is a part of my Dark Fantasy Series comprised of seven charcoal drawings and poems. The series is an attempt to emulate surrealist principles and environments. I manipulate my illustrated nightmare into ‘dreamscape.’ The viewer may believe that what they're seeing is a dream, but that is not the case. Within this piece, the audience may reminisce on their childhood memories surface at the carnival and feel nostalgic. What they may fail to recognize at first is that the carousel bends the rules of perspective and time; for the carousel is merely an optical illusion.