The humble balloon has been a source of inspiration for people of all ages. As tots, we quickly learn that a balloon is a reward, a special and delicate toy that defies gravity and must be safeguarded closely. We grow a bit older, and a balloon is an opportunity for fun static electricity experiments on friends and an easy way to make your voice sound funny.
It's in adulthood, however, where the balloon is elevated to its most elegant levels. Now this familiar childhood toy is used for grandiose sculptures, bizarre inflatable couture and scientific innovation.
Check out all iterations of the humble balloon in the cluster below.
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