After leaving the National Film Board, when I was no longer animating full
time, I started to create a different kind of movement: the movement of wind
caught in fabric. I constructed large wind blown sculptures and called them
wind balloons. They are grounded and glorious windsocks, made of ripstop
nylon, welded steel and titanium. One balloon is mounted on a vaulting pole
and bends in the wind like a giant flower. The mechanisms are designed with
bushings to turn on a dime, catching the slightest breezes. Situated in windy
places, they are continuously in motion.