Jonna Balk graduated in Fine Art in Education at the HKU in 2011. Human heaviness is an important theme in her work: what is rooted, isolated, and carried around. She reveals it and immortalizes it.
Jonna finds inspiration in the human psyche and physique, which leads directly to portraits. A common denominator is found between these portraits and her drawings of deteriorated spaces. The drawings are made on weathered paper, fused with weathered wood, lead, and iron. The handwriting gives the objects a layeredness which reveals a personal view and gives them significance and authenticity.