cornelia stoop



The artwork depicts a pig looking up at a balloon floating in the sky. The balloon is tethered by a rope that has been tied around the pig’s body.

Pigs are known in natural conditions to live close to the soil.  Its habits and demeanor have inspired us to various interpretations of its character.  

The weightless balloon, contrasts with the mass of the pig’s body.

It lies in anticipation to be lifted off the ground.

There is playfulness in the depiction of a fantastical aspiration.