In this show Balla goes ‘back to the clouds’, continuing the use of invented cloud imagery in a reductive black and white. Rather than an exploration of pre-existing comic book imagery, as was the case in previous years, these images arise from the process of their own making. However, the link to the initial impulse to create those earlier images remains strong. Balla’s work is in the collections of numerous private and public collections, including the MFA in Boston. A retrospective of 20 years of his work, Into the blue again, was exhibited at Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 2013. He lives and works year-round in Provincetown.