"In street slang "ghost" is to disappear...this slang meaning reinforces Simmons's continuing consciousness of the ideology of disappearance as a critical factor in his work. Ghoster pictures a roller coaster, not of the current Six-flags variety, but an old-fashioned roller coaster similar to what one might have been able to ride at Coney Island during its heyday."
— (T. Golden, "Sonic Boom,” Gary Simmons, exh. cat., Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002, p. 16.)