ROUSEings — abstract sculpture

ABSTRACT TOTEM MadeWithBalloons™

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    ABSTRACT TOTEM MadeWithBalloons™  . I am not sure what tribe or clan this design might represent. It just "grabs" me as some sort of abstract representation of a people from the past. Yet, it leaves me wondering if, perhaps, they were more advanced than we.  The original balloon sculpture was a column by Jose Antonio Peztaña for "evento QUALATEX PUEBLA" as shown to the right. I imagined it, however, standing out more vividly from it's background. I could see it with a brighter light and more contrast between the slick and shiny balloons compared to a textured wall behind. The base was necessary ...

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CELEBRATIONS & NEW BEGINNINGS MadeWithBalloons™

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[caption id="attachment_2097" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Our Best Wishes for you and yours in this season.[/caption] CELEBRATIONS & NEW BEGINNINGS MadeWithBalloons™ ---  ROUSEings --- By Graham Rouse   Mary Queen and I extend our warmest greetings to you and yours in this season of celebrations and new beginnings. We celebrate new births, new hopes, new resolutions, new opportunities and new commitments to make the world a better place for us all. It is an exciting time to be a part of the Balloon Industry and a part of the larger Balloon Arts Movement.  Balloon Arts are media that have touched and influenced...

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"RIBS" FOR SCULPTURE MadeWithBalloons™ --- How It Began

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] RIBS OF GOLD — Each of these eight sculptured balloon forms contains a custom formed, internal “RIB”. Together they suggest ribs for some swirling form that remains incomplete. Read more about this mystery and about how you can create your own sculpture MadeWithBalloons™ and “RIBS” at http://rouseings.madewithballoons.com/?p=1066 .[/caption]  "RIBS" FOR SCULPTURE MadeWithBalloons™ How It Began -------------------- ROUSEings™ -------------------- by Graham Rouse . The Very Beginning "RIBS" for balloon sculpture began with "Fantasy Flowers".  Balloon Fantasy Flowers are among the most popular variations of this inside-out approach. This approach can be traced back to at least the spring...

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"RIBS OF GOLD" MadeWithBalloons™

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  "RIBS OF GOLD"  MadeWithBalloons™ (1) "MUSINGS"  &  (2) "HERE IS HOW"  ------------ ROUSEings™ ------------ by Graham Rouse   (1) "MUSINGS" When I pause to consider this sculpture, these eight “Ribs Of Gold”, they suggest to me, a swirling motion without moving.  They give form to empty air.  They give rhythm to hollow space. They seem almost alive.  It is as if they be dancers performing an ancient rite.  They circle an invisible flame, to honor an absent god.  They lift their arms with hands together pointing upward.  They are swaying to and fro.  It seems they must originate in millennia past...

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"BLUE ICE" MadeWithBalloons™

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[caption id="attachment_953" align="aligncenter" width="500"] This abstract sculpture, though made with just a single balloon, raises multiple questions about the nature of what it represents and what it might become.[/caption] "BLUE ICE"  MadeWithBalloons™ [ (1)"MUSINGS"  &  (2)"HERE IS HOW" ] ------------ ROUSEings™ ------------ by Graham Rouse Is it, instead, a living thing? (1)  "MUSINGS" I WONDER When I look at this sculpture I wonder if it was actually MadeWithBalloons™.  Maybe it is really ice  that has been melted into shape by the sun as the earth spins round  that star.  Maybe it was polished smooth by swirling night winds. It certainly seems preoccupied with growing, reaching, stretching...

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