Inflatable sculptures are an inexpensive and lightweight alternative to heavy and expensive sculpture techniques. Inflatable forms can take on gargantuan volumes when inflated, and then fold neatly into a duffel bag for easy transport. Working with various lightweight plastics and other impermeable materials, students will learn several techniques for constructing inflatables. Additionally, we will explore and expand upon inflation devices ranging from vacuums and carpet dryers to box fans and the wind. Every technique that is introduced will be followed by in-class projects.
Die Fledermaus, 2007
Courtesy of the artist