Brandon Ballengée Now you see them, now you don't: Brandon Ballengee's installation teaches a lesson in biodiversity

The Advocate May 14, 2019

To make his art, Brandon Ballengee burned images from irreplaceable antique prints.

The original images are forever gone, much like the extinct birds and animals they represent in the Louisiana Art & Science Museum's "Frameworks of Absence: Brandon Ballengee."

Ballengee's message, however, wouldn't have been as powerful had he destroyed copies. His process may seem harsh, but its point is well made in an installation mixing art and biodiversity to shed stark awareness on species that no longer exist worldwide.\

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