Mighty Balloon

The “Mighty Balloon,” standing 13 feet tall, was a public art piece I was commissioned to create for downtown Ithaca, NY. The entire pole and string were custom-fabricated out of steel; the balloon was created by coating an inflated balloon with hard coat polymer. The hard hollow balloon cast was filled with high density expanding foam for rigidity and to be able to attach it to the steel string securely. The ornate base was cast out of aluminum, and the top lantern was wired with a with a solar-powered bulb so it would like up at night.

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Project Materials
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Foam
  • Polymer
  • External Paint
Mighty Balloon

Mighty Balloon