Art by Deb Ris


Water Balloons

Size: 24in x 24in x 12in Materials: All objects inside of tank were found washed up on the beach.


Size: 6ft x 35in x 3in Materials: All firecrackers, cigarettes, streamers and fishing line were found left on the beaches and streets on July 5th. All fireworks were made in China.

Size: 66in x10in x 10in Materials: Washed up balloons, street found lamp. Mixed media.

Size: 55in x 16in x 15in Materials: Washed up balls & brackets, street found mannequin & construction mesh. Mixed Media.


  1. May 5, 2010 @ 12:26 am Helen

    These pieces really embody the old adage “one person’s junk is another person’s treasure” 🙂

    Love the message you’re trying to portray in the pieces too about the state of our local beaches – but honestly, some of these are too pretty! The last one just makes me think “oh wow, that’s pretty cool”. Eye of the beholder I suppose.

    Anyhow, kudos!

  2. July 7, 2010 @ 11:07 am mb

    These are beautiful and the message powerful. Kudos.

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