Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Poop Balloon, B, Columbus OH, crayon on paper

Trauma is an artist’s best friend. A life lived happily on the surface usually produces art about as deep and textural as most romantic comedies. And it goes without saying that potty training is a traumatic affair for most. Columbus, Ohio’s B turns that frown upside down in her latest effort, Poop Balloon. Shaping the unmistakable waste matter into a lighter than air, animal-shaped balloon, B reframes the beast from below into the most harmless form imaginable. Don’t fear the potty, she’s telling us, throw caution to the wind and embrace the waste. Up next for the littlest motivator? A multi-panel installation in trendy German Village entitled “Pee is awesome.” Straight flush!

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