This work came about during the production of an earlier body of work that was built on representing the notion that all of us experience two things: losing our track of time in lengthy - relaxing or mundane - activities; conversely, responding to abrupt and sometimes unwanted, unavoidable events.

Finding inspiration in the works of photographer Harold E. Edgerton, these balloons - principal icons of joy and more metaphorically, symbols of something easily lost and sometimes difficult to hold on to - reveal new forms of themselves in which one is never like another upon being burst with a needle. They become products of the flow of energy; works of art that are the results of a chain reaction so fleeting, the human eye can never perceive it unaided. Thus, truth becomes exposed and permanence is established.

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