Canvas Focus: #2

Canvas Focus:

#2: Girl with a Balloon.

Banksy has created variations on the theme of a girl with a balloon, but the most famous of these is the one discovered in the South Bank of London in 2002 on the wall of a stairway.

Typically, this image is accompanied with text in the background stating "There is always hope". The image has been interpreted as portraying how essential hope is to a human - and how it can provide solace in even the most bleak of circumstances.

This image has become so popular that it is a relatively common tattoo, with Justin Bieber being one of those with it adorned on their body.