Balloons copies of famous paintings by Larry Moss
Balloons copies of famous paintings by Larry Moss. American balloon artist Larry Moss as no one else knows – in order to create a work of art, you need a good blow. Sculptor specializes in installations of elongated latex balloons – the same as are sold in circuses, parks and other places of amusement for children. It turns out that these toys can be put up even pictures that we all remember, “Mona Lisa” and “Vitruvian Man” by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli, “American Gothic,” Grant Wood.
In July 2003, Moss orchestrated the creation of the “Fantastic Flying Octopus” a large balloon sculpture piloted by John Ninomiya. A 23-member team of balloon artists, an eight-member flight crew, and countless community members were utilized to build and launch the first ever piloted latex balloon sculpture. Nearly 20,000 twisting balloons were assembled by artists from around the US and Canada to create the Fantastic Flying Octopus. Several thousand people showed up to watch the construction and launch of the cluster balloon craft, in Sodus Bay, NY, which was powered solely by wind and 10,000 cubic feet (280 m3) of helium. Approximately 700 man hours went into the construction of the octopus over a span of 5 days.