I found this post not too long ago and have been wanting to make one of these ever since. What’s making these balloons glow is the pollutants in the air around them, with colours ranging from green (signifying excellent air quality) to red (poor air quality).
Balloons and Parachutes
This summer, some friends and I have been looking for cheap or free ways to have fun. We recently got a hold of a giant parachute like the ones from elementary school gym class. We took it out to Charles Clark Square to have some fun on Tuesday night. Earlier on this month, we filled a spare bedroom in my house with balloons to play in.
Os Gemeos Parade Balloons
We’ve talked many times in the past about the need to do a parade of one kind or another here in Windsor, so when I saw this latest work by the Brazilian street art duo, Os Gemeos, and Plasticiens Volants, I had to post it.
The entire outdoor festival / parade entitled, LOST ART: ESTRANGEIRO looked incredible!
Leave it to a city like São Paulo to pull this off. Shouldn’t we be passing inflatable balloon sculptures back and forth across the Detroit River? Or at least across EC Row?
You Are Worth It: Biodegradable Balloons
As part of Green Corridor’s Open Corridor festival, I’ll be working with 500 biodegradable balloons with “YOU ARE WORTH IT.” printed on them. The balloons will be filled with helium and some wildflower seeds, 200 of them will be launched anchored throughout the Green Corridor area and handed out to those in attendance next Thursday, June 18th.
Over the next few months, the remaining 300 balloons will be used for a variety of smaller launches and handed out in small bunches.
The balloons will act as a kind of seed bomb, meant to distribute wildflowers to some of the many ideal locations across the city for new gardens.
William Lamson – Intervention
More interventions by William Lamson can be found on his website. I really like balloons.
Flower Bombs With Biodegradable Plastic
Flower bombs made from biodegradable plastic (PLA plastic), painted with water-based chalk, created by Studio TX. The lawn gnomes images are questionable, but maybe better than paintings of flowers… As the bag begins to break down (which takes 4-6 months), the seeds land on a base of sod and begin to flower.
We should either start making some seed bombs and learn about this biodegradable plastic, ormake this.