Until Boris Bally began experimenting with recycled traffic signage, nobody had seen the potential elegance of this discarded aluminum. He has since challenged himself to discover its properties, in order to create bold objects of beauty which transcend their common roots.
Boris brings decades of training and experience as an artist to his collection of pieces. Signage has become his passionate medium of choice not only because of the recycling message, but also its appeal to him as an extreme variation on the age-old tradition of enamelling.
His perpetual search for alternatives, variations and challenges becomes a repetitive pattern of discovery and incremental growth. Boris attempts to produce pieces of technical integrity and rich content, and his work is also influenced by the timeless techniques and forms he first discovered in the armories of European castles (raising, riveting, perforating, layering, piercing and forming) used to create representations of Medieval heraldry.