Balloons copies of famous paintings by Larry Moss
According to a talented American balloon artist Larry Moss, in order to create a work of art, you need a good blow. In fact, the sculptor specializes in installations of elongated latex balloons – the same as we can see sold in circuses, parks and other places of amusement for children. Meanwhile, it turns out that these toys can recreate the iconic pictures that we all remember. In particular, “Mona Lisa” and “Vitruvian Man” by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli, and “American Gothic” by Grant Wood.
Meanwhile, in July 2003, Moss orchestrated the creation of the “Fantastic Flying Octopus”. It was a large balloon sculpture piloted by John Ninomiya. On the installation worked a 23-member team of balloon artists. Besides, an eight-member flight crew, and countless community members who helped build and launch the first ever piloted latex balloon sculpture. The artists assembled nearly 20,000 twisting balloons. In particular, the artists from around the US and Canada have created the Fantastic Flying Octopus.
The gigantic art installation attracted several thousand people who watched the construction and launch of the cluster balloon craft, in Sodus Bay, NY. Powered solely by wind and 10,000 cubic feet (280 m3) of helium the construction impressed all. Approximately 700 man hours went into the construction of the octopus over a span of 5 days.