Many works of carousel art take advantage of the fondness that children have for this attraction, resulting in several nursery pictures that use circus images as their primary subject. These whimsical paintings are generally lighthearted and often feature individual elements of the carousel, rather than the entire structure, as seen in 'Giraffe Carousel' by June Ericka Vess and 'Bears Riding a Carousel'.
Carousel art is one of the most popular forms of amusement park prints, thanks to the sensitive treatment that artists use in depicting their subjects. Unlike many circus images which make use of pop art representations for their subjects, carousel art offers the viewer a nostalgic view of the innocence and excitement of childhood. Additionally, these works are used for decoration in many areas of a home, regardless of theme.