copyright, Jim Lane
A balloon artist aboard the Oasis of the Seas, 2010, handing out her creative gifts.
|Balloon Dog (Magenta), 2006,|
Jeff Koons, as exhibited at
Versailles. Despite the title, it's
not a balloon.
|The Airigami version of |
Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami, use balloons to recreate painting masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring (left). Others have depicted such famous ladies of art as the Mona Lisa and Whistler's iconic mother. Additionally artists and designers have utilized balloons in the creation of dresses, furniture, combat weapons, and various eccentric and eclectic modes of transportation. As fascinating as all these might be, the real art genius in balloon art is not imitating other great art or unusable human accessories. Pure art--great art--enlightens, entertains, inspires, and uplifts (especially when filled with helium). The best balloon art does all of these.
|Pisces, 2013, Jason Hackenwerth|
|Scattered Crowd, 2002-13, William Forsythe (traveling show)|