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Wind Balloons

After leaving the National Film Board, when she was no longer animating full time, Leaf became interested in a different kind of movement: the movement of wind caught in fabric. She constructed large wind blown sculptures and called them wind balloons. They are grounded and glorious windsocks, made of ripstop nylon and welded steel or titanium. The mechanisms are designed with bushings to turn on a dime, catching the slightest breezes.  Situated in windy places, they are continuously in motion.





Caroline Leaf