Artist Holly Ballard Martz Creates Engrossing Visual Commentary

Lisa Edge, Real Change, July 24, 2019

"The Greatest Show on Earth” installation from Holly Ballard Martz is a showstopper. She spent two months diligently sewing dozens of American flags together to create a 30-foot circus tent. The installation included red and white striped vinyl flooring and a “NO EXIT” sign. Her statement on the current state of U.S. politics is incisive. Elected officials aren’t wearing sequined outfits and walking literal tightropes but it’s hard to shake the feeling many of us are stunned audience members of a horror show.