People have done many impressive things in the name of science, and this 10,000 balloon recreation of a double helix DNA strand certainly qualifies.
The double helix replica is dubbed 'Pisces' by artist Jason Hackenwerth. The piece was on display at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in the National Museum of Scotland. Aside from using 10,000 balloons, the construction took Hackenwerth and his team six days to put the double helix balloon sculpture together.
Next time I'm at a kid's birthday party with a balloon animal-making clown, I'm going to forget all about balloon animals and I'm going to demand a double helix balloon sculpture instead.
This 10,000 Balloon Double Helix Sculpture is an Ode to Science
1. Balloon Sculpture Art - Artists can explore creating new art forms using balloons as a medium of expression in different industries.
2. Science Education Visual Aids - Using sculptures made of everyday objects like balloons can create exciting and memorable visual aids to help explain complex science concepts.
3. Installation Art - Creating large, complex and temporary works of art using unconventional objects can result in innovative new ways to view public spaces.
1. Entertainment - Balloon sculpture artists can create unique and engaging centerpieces for events and birthday parties.
2. Education - Balloon sculptures can be used as visual aids to present complex scientific concepts to students in an interactive and memorable way.
3. Public Spaces - Large scale temporary installations like Hackenwerth's double helix balloon sculpture can add excitement and attract visitors to different public spaces.