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“When most people think of balloon art, they think of a poodle made from a single balloon,” explains chemical engineer and balloon art hobbyist Masayoshi Matsumoto (@isopresso_balloon), who creates complex artworks of multiple balloons with no help from adhesives, markers or sealants. 🤯🎈
Photos by @isopresso_balloon
Time to float with the flock. 💕 French artist Cyril Lancelin (@town.and.concrete) creates immersive works of monumental proportion that allows for the audience to touch and interact with the work IRL.
“The inflatables make it possible to reach the monumental size,” he says. “But they also have a sweetness in them, a flexibility.”
Photos by @town.and.concrete
One person’s trash is mixed-media artist Stéphanie Kilgast’s (@petitplat) treasure 💎✨. Constructed from discarded man-made items, Stéphanie’s sculptures celebrate the world’s plants and creatures. Learn more on today’s episode of #HiddenGems.
#HelloFrom Cenote Calavera in Tulum, Mexico. “Most people go to the big cenote down the road, but few stop here,” says photographer and director Alex Strohl (@alexstrohl). “We had it to ourselves.”
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Photo by @alexstrohl
“I love creating whimsical moments that make people stop for a second look,” says fine art photographer Gray Malin (@graymalin). His llama-infused series “Far Far Away” was shot at the world’s largest salt flat in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. 🎉
“I enjoy incorporating balloons in my work, as they are a universal symbol of celebration, happiness and joy,” says Gray.
Photo by @graymalin
Double trouble! Meet Goober and Mouse (@goober_and_the_mouse), a pair of rescue caique parrots who run their house. 😈😈
“They are very mischievous, playful and temperamental at the same time,” says Goober and Mouse’s human Makaye. “If you argue with them, you will lose.” #WeeklyFluff 😂
Video by @goober_and_the_mouse
French mixed-media artist Stéphanie Kilgast (@petitplat) fights waste her own way. Inspired by the complexities of the natural world, Stéphanie transforms discarded man-made items into vibrant, detailed sculptures. 🖌
Dive into her colorful studio 🎨 on today’s episode of #HiddenGems 💎✨.
Photo by @petitplat
Meet Jack Harries (@jackharries), a documentary filmmaker who educates people about the effects of climate change. “I fundamentally believe in humanity,” says Jack. “In less than one human lifetime, we can get ourselves out of this. I have hope.” 🎥🗺
Learn more about Jack’s life and work in this week’s episode of #Advocates, our series that highlights people around the world who are sparking positive change in their communities. ✨
Photo of @jackharries by @aliceaedy