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"Balloon Release"Image by Cordelia Norris (visit gallery »)
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TitleBalloon Release Contact
»Cordelia Norris DescriptionThe ninth painting in the exhibit, "Hybrid Ocean," exploring our seemingly innocuous relationship with plastic contrasted with magical realist explorations of plastic's impact in marine ecosystems. Everyday plastic goods, in this case balloons, are presented in the style of classic advertising illustrations, as appealing, refreshing, fun. The devastating impact caused by the thoughtless use and disposal of consumer plastics is explored in the corresponding larger paintings, which depict the chimeras created by our carelessness. This painting pairs with "Balloontailed Southern Ray," and shows released balloons in the wild. Keywordsballoon, blue skies, clouds, sky, child, children, sun, exhibit, plastics, plastic pollution, marine, product, watercolor, illustration, color, consumer goods, environment, conservation, traditional illustration, Americana, gallery, advertising, magic realism Media Color Categories Child/Youth, Historic Subject(s) Products, Advertising, Editorial, Storybook