Balloons have a feeling of joy and play about them. Perhaps it is the bright colours, sense of occasion or happy memories of balloons at fetes, Royal Shows, birthdays and other celebrations throughout life that brings about this response. Finally I made it into the city today to see Life, Life by Choi Jeong Hwa at Gallery Central, Perth. Imagine filling a large room at an education facility with hundreds, no thousands of balloons. What fun! And it certainly was enough to make me burst into laughter at the delight of it all. As it has now been a few days since the opening of this exhibition, some of the balloons had deflated or burst. The floor was becoming a metaphor for the passing of these objects of fun, vibrancy and joy. Life, Life was beginning to be no more. A reflection on life for us all and perceptively shown through Choi's wit and humour.