Disruption and more art by Jillian Ballas

Disruption , 2020
150 x 150 cm (h x w)
ink on paper

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, much of Jillian Ballas’ work takes influence from her memories and experiences within the Cascadian landscape. Raised amongst tall cedars and rushing rivers, an appreciation and respect for nature was instilled in the Artist at a young age. In Disruption (2020), ideas surrounding environmental threat are evident through the materials used. Using paper, ink and fire, Ballas draws attention to the current environmental crisis in Australia and the Amazon. The juxtaposition of fire against the delicate nature of her pen and ink drawings adheres to the title of the work, symbolising an element of unnatural disruption against the beauty in nature. Through subtle symbolism or haunting imagery, Jillian Ballas’ work aims to leave the viewer with a sense of urgency and desire for change.

What level of responsibility do we have in climate disasters that have occurred across the globe?

What shifts in society must occur in order to combat climate change?

What can the arts contribute to the Climate Movement?

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other works by Jillian Ballas

Tree Trunk, 2020
12 x 9 inch (h x w)

Untitled , 2020
14 x 14 inch (h x w)

Remnants , 2020
h = 150 cm
Plaster and aluminium mesh

more from Elizabeth Seymour

Living In Refelection, 2020
160 x 100 cm (h x w)
Still from performance

Illusion, 2020
160 x 100 cm (h x w)
Still from performance

As Above, So Bellow , 2020
160 x 120 cm (h x w)
Stills from performance

Lines of Living , 2020
152 x 152 cm (h x w)
Oil on Wood

The Bath Is Still Too Hot
240 x 480 cm (h x w)


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