Inflating Foil to Create a Magnificent Rainbow Orb


Artist Toms Saraceno has dreams of living among the clouds. Over the past decade, the Argentina-born installation artist has concentrated his efforts on creating large-scale suspended spheres that can often be entered, walked through, or sat upon. The massive cloud-like structures are a breathtaking display of life and energy, as formed by synthetic materials.

For the 2nd International Artist Airshow in London a few years ago, Saraceno was commissioned to build one of his installations, this one entitled Poetic Cosmos of the Breath. At dawn, crowds formed around a giant and colorful, circular foil, pinned to the ground at the edges with sand bags. Throughout the morning, the artist and his team gradually filled the foil with air. A witness to the events said, “Slowly we helped the giant fill with air and grow as the sun came up…the material spectacularly colourful as the sun reflected off it.” The video below is a live documentation of the process. Viewers can watch as the colorful sphere is brought to life before your eyes.










Toms Saraceno on The Arts Catalyst
via [Exhibition-Ism]



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