Chad Mooney Photography

Impermanence

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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