© 2019 by Elizabeth Barenis 

3D/Installation/Performance Art

Banksy's Girl Celebrates Return

Interactive Piece for the Creative Pinellas Arts Annual 2018

This piece is a playful commentary of the incident which occurred at Sotheby's on October 18, 2018 in which the Banksy painting "Girl with Balloon" shredded itself just after it sold for 1.4 million. A metal call bell is mounted alongside the 48"x60" painting with a sign instructing viewers to "Ring Bell to Celebrate." Each time the bell is rung, I come from around the corner and toss shredded paper confetti into the air.


Freebird: The Shadow of Your Smile

Interactive Piece originally shown at the 2012 Toys Designed By Artists exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock

Viewers are encouraged to wind the music box and enjoy the music while the bird rotates and casts a shadow of its flapping wings.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXrmF174HtI


Freebird Lamp

Lamp composed of over 50% reused/recycled materials 
Sold in silent auction for Keep Little Rock Beautiful, 2013.


Freebird Window

Internally-illuminated lamp featuring a bird who has escaped

Created with my father circa 2005.