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A red balloon in a gallery setting is constrained by a weighted yoke.

Love Note to Liberty

Pedram Baldari



Helium, Acrylic Balloon 10 feet in diameter, Key to the Statue of Liberty issued by the state of New York in 1925, yoke ring out of Caution tape and mixed media, Ceramic Tiles, and Iranian Calligraphy 2019.

The work is an ever-changing sculpture. The yoke weighs down the balloon, preventing it from flying away. The balloon slowly deflates until it becomes skinny enough to drop the yoke. Because the balloon has lost so much helium in the process, it stays in place because of this loss.