Balloon Art Extravaganza
Remember when you were a kid and the clown at your birthday or the fair would twist up a dog, hat, or balloon sword for you in a matter of seconds? Here are 10 examples of balloon twist art that has gone a step (or ten) beyond the simplistic balloon art of your childhood.
1. Jason Hackenwerth Art
Master balloon artist Jason Hackenworth created a series of balloon sculptures based on funny looking deep sea creatures. Some of these sculptures took him days to complete!
2. Daisy Balloon Art
Japanese balloon artist Daisy, whose real name is Rei Hosokai, has made her name by creating wearable sculptures out of balloons. Some of these balloon dresses would wow even at the most exclusive fashion shows!
3. Balloon Panzer
German artist Hans Hemmert built a full-size balloon recreation of the iconic World War II Panzer tank. He included as much detail as possible, including a machine gun on the tank’s turret.
4. Jo Ann Art
Beginning her balloon sculpting career at 17 years old, Jo Ann has become an icon in the discipline. She has created several dresses/outfits and continues to wow with her ability to make anything she sees out of balloons.
5. Ashi Cohen Art
Infusing his own Israeli cultural energy into his balloon art, Cohen has won several awards for his balloon sculptures. He has made a menorah out of balloons as well as several impressive wearable sculptures.
6. Mac Balloon
With a computer mouse that looks like a mouse (e.g. rodent) and a keyboard with labeled keys, we liked this computer balloon even though it wasn’t as elaborate as other balloon creations on our list.
7. Balloon Motorcycle
This balloon motorcycle looks so sturdy that we thought it was a ride at first. While you’d be hard pressed to sit on this balloon creation, much less take a ride, the detailed engine and realistic size left us impressed.
8. Balloon Fair Ride
This balloon creation has several parts that make it fun: first, with its color scheme, it looks like a fair ride. Second, the swings on this fair ride are very well done and have little balloon people in them! Third, there is a ticket booth attached, and fourth, it even has guard rails around the edge.
9. Balloon Couch
This two-tone couch is more of a showpiece than a usable couch, but it features a crisscross design that makes it look like a real couch. It also has layers that give it more depth than other balloon creations.
10. Balloon Toilet
Since toilets have been featured in art museums before, we don’t think it a stretch to call this balloon toilet a work of art.