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.

Stern Chapel_HR-8357
Commission for Temple Emanu-El in the Stern Chapel, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media, 2016. Originally published on Wallpaper* Magazine, Image courtesy of Temple Emanu-El Dallas
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-1055x1006_rev 2020
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-1055x1001_rev 2020
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-1055x1006_rev 2020
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
Sailors Delight
Sailor's Delight, 2019, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media on wooden frame 40” x 72” 101.6 cm x 182.88 cm Private Collector
Suzanne Tick_Air Earth Water
Air, Earth, Water, 2019, discarded mylar balloons and mixed media 15” x 40.5” 38.1 cm x 102.87 cm Available