18.08.10 by Jeff

Air Whale

Bertrand, an air whale made of garbage bags, by Matt Jones.

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Uli

    Wow, this is beautiful!

  • MarlenePB

    haha! thats insanely cool ;D

  • Karen

    Ah, yes! I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for someone to use garbage bags this way.

    • Am

      LOL

      Seriously though, I hope there was some purpose other than “artistic merit” in using the garbage bags for this. Like maybe they could have used it to send the message across to stop littering the ocean, or save the whales, or campaign for marine life, etc etc.

      Just saying.

      • gabriel

        If they did, it would be a rare case of sending a message through art that is actually pretty cool. If they didn’t, the fun factor alone does it for me!

      • JCD

        I’ll agree with AM on this. Anyone can make a whale out of garbage bags, using only the smallest amount of energy and a little bit of thought.

  • wow this is awesome!

  • Joshua allen did this in NYC… But he used the subway air vents to inflate them… Google his name to see some amazing video of it

    • Joshua Allen’s sculptures are phenomenal. Thank you for the resource.

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  • This is great. We’ve made a post with Matt Jones & Florentijn Hofman.
    If you want to check it:
    http://fessolsnaps.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/air-whale-oversized-toys/

  • greg

    haha thats really garbage!!!!!

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