Pin Balloon

September 2000

A hot air balloon created out of pins soldered together, with a lead radio isotope container for the basket. Pins were stuck into the papier mache of a regular balloon, soldered then the papier mache was cut away. Created as the entry piece for the Art Foundation course at Manchester Metropolitan University. The brief was to create a mode of transport out of a material which is it's antithesis. Pins are not really the antithesis of a hot air balloon but it seemed right, so I did it.

Will Segerman

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