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Girl With a Balloon by Banksy: Meaning Behind the Graffiti Art
Banksy buffed the wall underneath the little girl in order to make a stark contrast between the dark tones of her form and the bright red balloon, but left the wall under his words dirty, writing in a bright white. This could symbolise hope, showing that hope surrounds this innocent child, perhaps hoping for the love and dreams symbolised as the balloon, and then further along, perhaps the distance and the natural line on the wall between the child and the text represents time passing, in the darkest part of the wall, there is always hope. Although simple, it is an image that seems to draw the viewer in again and again. There is a timeless quality to There is Always Hope, that seems to evoke our basic human needs and desires of love and hope, and this seems to be a universal feeling as the piece has been preserved behind perspex, as a piece of Art. These widgets are displayed because you haven't added any widgets of your own yet. Previous post Next post.
Girl with Balloon also, Balloon Girl or Girl and Balloon is a started London series of stencil murals by the graffiti artist Banksy , depicting a young girl with her hand extended toward a red heart-shaped balloon carried away by the wind. The first work was on Waterloo Bridge , and other murals were around London, though none remain there. Banksy has several times used variants of this design to support social campaigns: in about the West Bank barrier , in about the Syrian refugee crisis , and also about the UK election. In , a framed copy of the work spontaneously shredded during an auction, by way of a mechanical device Banksy had hidden in the frame. Banksy authenticated he was responsible for the shredding and gave the altered piece a new name, Love Is in the Bin.
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It is perhaps the most sought-after image for Banksy collectors, old and new. The work depicts a young girl, whose hair and dress are blowing in the wind, reaching for, or releasing, a red, heart-shaped balloon that has slipped from her grasp, flying out of reach. Whether you see the girl as losing the balloon, or about to catch it, the meaning can be interpreted as a loss of innocence, or the arrival of hope and love. Another version of the stencil painted in Shoreditch, near Liverpool Street station, sparked outrage when the owners of a shop proposed to peel it off the wall and send the work straight to auction. In March , Banksy reworked the, by then, extremely high profile work to mark the third anniversary of the civil war in Syria. The redesigned image was used to promote withsyria, a campaign to raise awareness and rally support for the victims of the three-year-long conflict.