Maureen Wilks


Artist, Photographer, Writer

​​Albuquerque Balloon Festival
One fall I went to watch the early morning ascension of the balloons at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Over 700 balloons ascended into the clear blue morning sky and it was a photographer’s paradise with a dazzling array of vivid colors. It was quite a few years before I began to work with some of these images and I am still working on a series of pieces from that wonderful day many years ago. Balloons No. 1 was one of the first images that I updated once I began to work with backlit film and take advantage of creating my own mat border around the original print.

Balloons No. 1

11x14 in
Backlit