Mylar Balloons

Over the past five years, I’ve collected over 1,000 mylar balloons roaming the beach of Fire Island. All family milestones, unknown celebrations, birthdays, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day. All became the medium of transformation for the past five years.

Process: Color grade the balloons. Cut the balloons as if coring an apple all in one strand. For heavier texture, I cut these strips in half-inch strands. For tighter structures, I cut in ¼-inch strands.

Mylar_Balloons_A_Light_Spanned_Medium
Commission for Temple Emanu-El in the Stern Chapel, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media, 2016. Originally published on Wallpaper* Magazine
Twilight_rev
Pick Up Series: Twilight, 2016, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media 27 1/8” x 26 3/4” 68.9 cm x 67.94 cm Private Collector
High Noon_rev
Pick Up Series: High Noon, 2016, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media 27 1/8” x 26 3/4” 68.9 cm x 67.94 cm Private Collector
Spring Grass_rev
Pick Up Series: Spring Grass, 2016, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media 27 1/8” x 26 3/4” 69.9 cm x 67.94 cm Private Collector
Sunset_rev
Pick Up Series: Sunset, 2016, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media 27 1/8” x 26 3/4” 68.9 cm x 67.94 cm Private Collector
Fire Island Series 1_med rev
Fire Island Series, Fire Island (9/08), 2012, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media 39.37 " x 39.37" 1m x 1m Private Collector
Fire Island Series 2_med rev
Fire Island Series, Fire Island (8/11), 2012, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media 39.37" x 39.27" 1m x 1m Private Collector
Fire Island Series 3_med rev
Fire Island Series, Fire Island (10/12), 2012, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media 39.37" x 39.37" 1m x 1m Private Collector
Mylar_Balloons_Illumination_Hard
Illumination, 2017, Discarded mylar balloons and mixed media 36" x 36" 91.44cm x 91.44cm Gifted
The Mighty Atlantic 20017 Suzanne Tick_rev medium
The Mighty Atlantic, 2017, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media 35” x 69” 88.9 cm x 175.26 cm Available