Word Balloons (Installation View)

Word Balloons

Extruded foam, plaster, wood & screws
2016

For Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo NY, I created and installed seven word balloon sculptures. I fabricated the balloons by layering and shaping sheets of foam that I then covered with plaster. I elevated the word balloons off the ground with a series of two by twos. As in my previous explorations with three-dimensional word balloons, I wanted to explore how the act of speech has the capacity to carry a significant intellectual and emotional weight. Additionally, I wanted to create a spacial narrative that viewers would have to walk through in order to complete. I hoped to create connections between the contents on the word balloons and physical objects themselves. 

To view more on the process of making and installing these sculptures click here.