Balloon Explosion was my explosions taken to the next level. Growing up out west I always wanted to attend the New Mexico Balloon Festival (still on my to do list). This piece pays tribute to that incredible event. I wanted to celebrate the color and individuality of each balloon so they are done in relief with each one at a different level off the canvas. Each balloon gave me incredible joy dreaming of soaring through the air and being in the middle of such a spectacular event. This 24x42 piece took about 100 hours and 250,000 beads.