Artist honors his dad with Hersheypark carousel horse
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Artist honors his dad with Hersheypark carousel horse

August 21, 2019


♪♪>>NOTHING BRINGS BACK MEMORIES LIKE A CAROUSEL DOES. ANDREW ZIDIK LOOKS AT THIS ONE EVERYDAY, IT MAKES HIM THINK ABOUT HIS DAD. EDWARD ZIDIK WORKED IN THE SIGN SHOP AT HERSHEYPARK, AND PAINTING CAROUSEL HORSES FOR SIX YEARS. CANCER TOOK HIS LIFE IN 2006.>>WE DIDN’T REALIZE WHAT HE HAD UNTIL A WEEK BEFORE HE PASSED. COLLECTS LAST YEAR, ANDREW DID THE DISEASE — AND YOU THE SAME WORK HIS FATHER DID. HIS FIRST DESIGN COMMEMORATES MILTON HERSHEY AND IT’S DEBUTING THIS SEASON.>>I THINK THE KIDS THAT COME TO SEE THIS AND THE ADULTS ARE GOING TO REALLY APPRECIATE IT. IT WILL CATCH THEIR EYE. THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL ONE. >>ANDREW’S DAD WAS THE FIRST ARTIST TO EXPERIMENT WITH BOLD, BRIGHT LOOKS.>>RATHER THAN DOING THE OLD SCHOOL COLORS, MAKING IT ANTIQUE, THEY DECIDED TO CHANGE THE COLORSCHEME — MY DAD REALLY RAN WITH THAT IDEA. I KNOW I’M NOT HALFWAY CLOSE TO BEING THE ARTIST HE WAS BUT IF I KEEP TRYING AND PUSHING, ONE DAY

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