Balloon Cloud

My name is Gabriel Akagawa. I am an artist working with community groups to discover their ideas about art and environments.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Ballution Project

In this project a cloud of balloons was created and released. These balloons originated from the Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art in Kelowna, B.C. They are part of a project to visualize pollution from cars in this community. Each balloon filled with helium carries a balloon with car exhaust. Participants from a local school attached their ideas about pollution to the balloons.

All materials in this project are biodegradable. The balloons are made of latex that degrades at quickly as a maple leaf, the paper, reused, and the string is bird friendly

Monday, August 14, 2006

The Balloon Launch June 27, 2006