by Ben Sollee in New Art on Friday 3 June 2011

Last year, around this time, I had just returned home from being stuck overseas in Sweden due to the volcano eruption in Iceland. I missed gigs and events back in the States, but not all was lost. In Stockholm, I found the work of artist and engineer Tomas Saraceno.

With more than five scientific patents, Tomas’ artistic vision aims directly for the future, and the future is in the sky. He’s designed these amazing, home-made balloons that, layered with sky plants and facilities, aim to create an autonomous, floating nation. Definitely worth a look.
Tomas Saraceno balloon art (1)
Tomas Saraceno balloon art (3)
Tomas Saraceno balloon art (4)