Balloon Art by Addi Somekh
Featuring self-taught balloon twister Addi Somekh, Ballooniverse showcased changing installations made entirely out of balloons. Designed and crafted by Addi, each balloon installation had its own theme. A zany balloon garden. A life size elephant honoring the ancient parable, the Elephant and the Six Blind Men. And Balloon Graffiti, a live-painting collaboration with New York graffiti artist Cernesto.
Alongside the installations, were photographs from the Balloon Hat Experience, a 37-country-wide balloon-hat-making tour Somekh went on with photographer Charlie Eckert. Existing somewhere between abstract sculpture and the best party ever, Addi's balloon art has an uncanny ability to illicit laughter and joy in us all.
On view at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History from Aug 4th 2017 - Nov 19th 2017.