R/Evolving Circus


“Greta Bell’s R/evolving Circus is one of the most spectacular pieces of kinetic art that I have ever experienced! Greta engages, in her top hat, with her audience as she sets up this incredible piece of colorful machinery. I must say that when this carousel art was set up at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse this past season, it brought tremendous awe, dialogue, delight, and appreciation. I am so appreciative of Greta’s art in all its aspects – her tremendous creativity, her expressive paintings, and her pursuit of this engaging and attainable art form. I highly recommend experiencing the R/evolving Circus and interacting with Greta Bell. It will be an experience that will last a lifetime !”

Margaret Curley-Clay, PresidentWest Quoddy Head Light Keepers AssociationLubec, ME


( 2 minute video)

R/Evolving Circus = Our Evolving Circus

R/Evolving Circus is art in motion, a pop up process piece, that is powered by the community. This interactive illustrated story wheel carries 2 by 4 foot panels of peoples  treasured objects painted by Greta Bell. The evolving assemblage is placed on an 8 foot, handmade, bicycle powered, carousel created by the artist James G. Jenkins

Annette and Rodney Orville(marionettes made by Greta) encourage those gathered round by  handing out postcards with information on how to submit a story.

Join the Circus!   Submit YOUR story by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. THANK YOU




Click on images to read the stories:

  • American Flyer Train
  • Dump Truck
  • Teddy Bear
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Cup and Vase
  • Motorcycle
  • Trejdeksnis
  • Picnic Table
  • Patrons of R/Evolving Circus
  • Carousel Maker - James G. Jenkins
  • Graphic Design - Flo Kat
  • Åfjordsbåt
  • 15 Stories
  • Prairie School
  • Annette
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Holga
  • Knitting Needles
  • Bike Snob NYC Mixed Tape
  • Chandelier