The blog of author Dennis Cooper

Galerie Dennis Cooper presents … Balloonists: Jeanne Quinn, Martin Creed, Balloon Factory, Todd Robinson, Lee Boroson, Cheryl Pope, Dan Steinhilber, Object Design League, Tadao Cern, Tomas Saraceno, Omer Polak and Michal Evyater, Tim Hawkinson, Olivier Grossetête, Spencer Finch, Tom Hillewaere, Torafu Architects, David Colombini, Ahmet Ögüt, Philippe Parreno, General Idea, Cai Guo-Qiang, Me, Otto Piene, Masayoshi Matsumoto


Jeanne Quinn
Martin Creed
Balloon Factory
Todd Robinson
Lee Boroson
Cheryl Pope
Dan Steinhilber
Object Design League
Tadao Cern
Tomas Saraceno
Omer Polak and Michal Evyater
Tim Hawkinson
Olivier Grossetête
Spencer Finch
Tom Hillewaere
Torafu Architects
David Colombini
Ahmet Ögüt
Philippe Parreno
General Idea
Cai Guo-Qiang
Otto Piene
Masayoshi Matsumoto


Jeanne Quin A Thousand Tiny Deaths (2009)
For A Thousand Tiny Deaths, Jeanne Quinn inflated approximately 50 balloons inside black vases and then suspended them from the ceiling. As the balloons slowly deflated, the vases dropped, crashing into pieces on a platform below.


Martin Creed Half the air in a given space (1998 – 2017)
A celebrated suite of pieces made with balloons, the monochromatic and formless sea of spheres offers visitors an opportunity to navigate the work from within—while also challenging them to consider that the location of art can be found somewhere between physical experience and sculptural construct.


Balloon Factory Japan Premium Beef (2012)
Balloon Factory was invited by Sight Unseen to design a window installation for Japan Premium Beef as part of the NoHo Design District, a recurring gathering of off-site design events during the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York each year. For Japan Premium Beef, a selection of uninflated balloons (shaped like sausages and different cuts of steak: porterhouse, flank, filet mignon, and T-bone) were displayed on butcher trays, framed by an installation of hanging sausage balloon links. This iteration carries a strong reference to the intricate fake food prevalent in restaurant windows in Japan. A limited edition run of 40 meat balloons were made available for sale at the BF web shop.


Todd Robinson Oooh… (2014)
Colorful, squishy {yet solid?}, lazy-looking balloons made of hydrocal, polyester filler, and paint.


Lee Boroson Uplift (2014)
Uplift comprises an array of inflatable fabric forms molded into stalactites to evoke the architecture of the underworld, providing room for contemplation in a dark, primordial chamber.


Cheryl Pope Up Against (2010)
One of Cheryl Pope’s performances, Up against, involves the popping of water-filled balloons hanging from the ceiling with only her head. Upon witnessing the performance I realized that it is also an inner struggle that Cheryl is coming to terms with. She explains this as “clearing the air.”


Dan Steinhilber Untitled (2005)
A manly action-painting made from knotted balloons. (As they deflate over days, this pseudo-Jackson Pollock goes limp.)


Object Design League Balloon Factory (2012)
Balloons are familiar and loved objects, but few people realize that with some amateur kitchen chemistry techniques, the process for manufacturing them can be replicated on a small scale. Product designers Caroline Linder, Lisa Smith, Michael Savona, Thomas Moran, and Steven Haulenbeek—all members of design collective Object Design League—aimed to demystify and illustrate each step of this process with their Balloon Factory on-site at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago from July 5th through 10th. Freshly-made balloons were available in limited numbers from the MCA Store for the duration of the event.


Tadao Cern Black Balloons (2016)
Born out of Lithuanian architect-cum-artist Tadao Cern’s fixation to connect two balloons and spurred by his “childlike sense of discovery”, the experimentation produced such overwhelming results that he decided to evolve it into a more ambitious project. Using two different gasses, helium and sulfur hexafluoride—the former lighter than air, the other heavier—he managed to create a sculptural equilibrium where two balloons float in space connected with a metallic string in opposition to each other. This motif was then used to create considerably more elaborate configurations, some of which comprised of more than 400 balloons, meticulously arranged with great geometrical precision in rows or grids. Alternatively, they are displayed inside glass tanks where they float without any kind of support, a technique Cern devised especially for the project.


Tomas Saraceno On Space Time Foam (2013)
Based on various kinds of knowledge, from quntum physics, art and different kinds of theories of the evolution of the universe, this is the largest inflatable installation EVER made.


Omer Polak and Michal Evyater Blow Dough (2014)
Israeli designers Omer Polak and Michal Evyater1 have created an experimental food lab that gives diners the satisfaction of knowing where everything—right down to the aroma—comes from. Blow Dough lab is a peculiar combination of performance art and catering, during which visitors use custom-made, high performance baking tools to cook crispy bread balloons filled with herbal scents. Polak collaborated with Israeli baker and chef Erez Komorovsky, to “do something new with this chef who knows everything about dough,” Polak says. “It sounds very easy, but if you want to make the dough flexible, you have to really understand it.” Blow Dough works like this: Visitors take a small amount of pre-kneaded dough to individual baking tables, which are each rigged with an industrial blower (typically used by industrial designers for heating and bending plastic) and a small compartment for herbs and vegetables. The “baker” puts a slab of the dough over the herb container and the blower, which emits a blast of 1,000-degree heat. This does three things: bakes the dough, inflates the dough into a balloon of bread, and transfers the herb odors inside the bread, creating an aromatic air pocket. Then they bite into them. “It’s very weird,” Polak says, “because it’s crispy, but when you bite it, it’s nothing, just smells.”


Tim Hawkinson Fat Head Balloon Self-Portrait (1993)
studio clothing, latex, air, basketball hoop


Olivier Grossetête Pont de Singe (2012)
French artist Olivier Grossetête used three enormous helium balloons to float a rope bridge over a lake in Tatton Park, a historic estate in north-west England. Located in the park’s Japanese garden, the structure comprised a long rope bridge made of cedar wood held aloft by three helium-filled balloons. The ends of the bridge were left to trail in the water.


Spencer Finch Sky (Over Coney Island, November 26th, 2004, 12:47pm. Southwest view over the Cyclone.) (2004)
Balloons, helium and string


Tom Hillewaere Valse Sentimentale (2006)
As Massumi states: “There are uses of language that can bring that inadequation between language and experience to the fore in a way that can convey the ‘too much’ of the situation – its charge – in a way that actually fosters new experiences.” Belgian artist Tom Hillewaere exemplifies this unique attempt in his installation Valse Sentimentale. Set to the haunting sound of Tchaikovsky’s Valse Sentimentale, interpreted by Clara Rockmore on the Theremin, Hillewaere’s piece offers a white balloon attached to a simple black marker on a string. Surrounded by fans, the balloon oscillates lightly across a large white surface upon which the balloon traces simple lines as it traverses the space.


Brad Adkins Untitled (pink balloon end) (2006)


Torafu Architects Water Balloon Room (2014)
torafu architects have designed the ‘water balloon’, a luminaire that has the same visual properties as a single droplet of liquid. small air bubbles fill the glass blub, resembling tiny particles of carbonation trapped inside. lit by an LED source hidden at its crown, the light that filters through reflects off both the small spheres accumulated inside and the asymmetrical tear shape.


David Colombini Attachment (2014)
Attachment, a poetic machine connected to a website, allows you to send messages, images, or videos into the air through a biodegradable balloon. The basic idea was to take a stand against the current use of “smart” technologies by creating a poetic concept, using current technology that allows us to communicate differently and rediscover expectation, random and the unexpected. The site allows you, by entering your name and e-mail, to send a message and attach a picture, sound, or video. Once your content is validated, the machine prints the message and a code on an  sheet, slips it into a biopolymer cylinder attached to a balloon, which is released into the air. The balloon then travels haphazardly to a potential recipient.


Ahmet Ögüt Castle of Vooruit (2015)
Ögüt takes the socialist history of Ghent as the starting point for The Castle of Vooruit. He concentrates on the Vooruit, the cooperative where the working-class people of Ghent assembled from the end of the nineteenth century until the early 1970s and which ran both a centre for festive occasions and a newspaper. Making reference to ‘Le Chateau des Pyrénées’ (1961) by the Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte, Ögüt is sending up a gigantic helium balloon in the shape of Magritte’s floating rock, launched near the Vooruit Arts Centre. He is replacing the mysterious castle on top with a replica of the Vooruit building.


Philippe Parreno Anywhen (2016)
French artist Philippe Parreno’s new work – Anywhen – is the latest large-scale commission in the museum’s Turbine Hall. He describes the work as an ever-changing experience “that plays with time and space”. A shoal of helium-filled fish float about the cavernous space to a surreal soundtrack from overhead speakers. Some of the sounds are piped in live from microphones outside Tate Modern – which raises the prospect of a busker on the South Bank being heard inside the hall.


General Idea Magi© Bullet (1992)
Riffing on Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds (1966), General Idea infiltrated this form, turning its inflatables into the shape of pills and branding them like pharmaceuticals with the group’s name and the work’s title. As balloons do, they gradually lose their helium and begin their slow descent to the ground. The life cycle of these objects is part of the work; as the balloons are displaced to the ground, visitors are encouraged to take one with them, participating in the dissemination of the work beyond the Museum’s walls.


Cai Guo-Qiang Sky Ladder (2015)
The fiery masterpiece in Quanzhou City, “Sky Ladder,” consists of a 500-meter wire ladder, intermingled with fireworks and suspended in midair with a large weather balloon. Cai Guoqiang’s blaze of glory has been a long time in the making. He tried to set off his “Sky Ladder” for the first time in 1994, but strong winds prevented the balloon from taking flight. He planned to give it another shot in 2001, at the APEC summit in Shanghai, but his dreams were dashed once again when 9/11 attacks restricted aerial access. Cai dedicated his monumental firework to his grandmother on the occasion of her 100th birthday.


Me Ojisora (2014)
No doubt dozens of necks suddenly snapped in a group double-take as residents suddenly realized that’s no moon… it’s the enormous inflated head of one of their neighbors! Give credit to Japanese art trio Me (in collaboration with the Utsunomiya Museum of Art) for the uniquely unusual “Ojisora” project, an artistic effort spanning over two years from conception to realization. Its origin rests with one of the three artists, Haruka Kojin (above, right), who as a junior high school student dreamed of an old man’s grossly enlarged and disembodied head floating over town and country. Upon awakening from her dream, Kojin quickly sketched her recollection and then just as quickly forgot about it. Many years later, she came across her sketch and wondered… was there some way to recreate her dream in real life? After consulting with her two co-artists and with the support of the Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Kojin took the first step towards realizing – and sharing on a mass scale – her odd dream from so many years before.


Otto Piene The Proliferation of The Sun (1967)
The Proliferation of the Sun, originally conceived in 1967, is a 25-minute multimedia performance, using hundreds of painted slides, sound, and several projectors. Colorful shimmering shapes on hundreds of hand-painted glass slides are projected onto a massive balloon and huge multi-screen array, creating what Piene called a “poetic journey through space.” The visitor is immersed in projections that splay across various surfaces. Piene reminds the viewer of the magic of the projected image, which is even more beguiling when you can immerse yourself in it and become overwhelmed by the scale and light.


Masayoshi Matsumoto various (2015 – 2016)
Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto makes his amazingly detailed balloon animals with no glue or seals – then pops them when he’s done.



p.s. Hey. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. Thanks! No, I don’t know that show you mentioned at all. I was chuffed to find that gif though, for the obvious reasons. Cool, shout out when/if you upload the video. Ha, well, if you can learn to speak French fluently with a convincingly real French accent in the next couple of weeks, we’d love to audition you. ** Kyler, Hi. I like that word/term ‘lit’. As such things go, it’s kind of a beauty. So thank you kindly. ** Dóra Grőber, Hi! How did the initial contacting of the interviewees go? I’m guessing they were tipped off and maybe even had agreed to be part of the project before you contacted them? Yeah, people can be very rude in this film biz, and I guess in other bizzes too. I’m used to working in areas that aren’t lucrative enough to be businesses, I guess. Oh, cool about the makeup’s result, but hm about the photo not happening. Maybe you just need to experiment for a bit first? Yesterday was really all about trying to organize things for the auditions. There’s a lot to do, and we don’t have a Paris casting agent, so Zac and I have to contact the prospective auditioners, field explanatory emails with them, try to set up a schedule for the auditions, and other stuff ourselves which neither one of us has any experience doing and which we really shouldn’t have to be doing. But I guess that’s showbiz, ha ha. Have a fine, fine day. What happened? ** David Ehrenstein, Oh, thanks for turning me on to who Coral Brown is. I wil become as familiar as possible with your links’ and help’s help once I put this post to bed, or I guess it’s more like wake it up? ** MANCY, Hi, S! Of course, or maybe strangely, that gig you had with the chandeliers sounds really cool or pretty or something. Of course I’m not imagining the lugging and lifting part. A good friend of mine, the artist Vincent Fecteau, used to work as/for a florist before his work started paying his bills, and he had crazy stories of making, transporting, and ‘installing’ these massive floral arrangements to wealthy people, some of whom were so wealthy that they wanted a new giant floral arrangement every day. Your thing reminded me of that. How’s everything? ** Jamie, Morning in triplicate at minimum! I don’t know how I knew you love chandeliers, but somehow I must have, right? I am looking forward to the auditions. They’re super fascinating. If it’s like how it was with ‘Cattle’, we’ll get this weird feeling with some of them almost immediately, before they even read for us or audition properly, that he or she is the one! It’s very interesting. So, for your thing, did you just end up casting people you know or something? You definitely had your Saturday nailed down, yes. Oh, the conference has wares displays and stuff. That’s cool. I love trade shows. When I was still in LA, I would wait anxiously and pant for the yearly E3 especially. ‘Cos they used to usually be in LA or accessible Las Vegas. Let me know how the VR/AR stuff is. The last time I tried those systems out, they still seemed really primitive, and their ‘content’ was so dumb. I hope your Tuesday is much more fun than mine is likely to be, given that mine will probably be nothing but organizing. Disorganized love, Dennis. ** Steevee, Hi. I know, I love that thing about chandeliers how they can seem almost sentient and evil. Now it sounds like your withdrawals are kind of a cross between jetlag and quitting smoking. It’ll be over soon. ** Sypha, Hi, James. Okay, I’ll do that. Hold on. Ooh, that is cool! Everyone, Don’t stop dwelling on chandeliers until you click this link, which comes to you via Sypha and which will take you to a short youtube clip from an old Castlevania game, then go to the one minute mark in the video and push Play. What system(s) is ‘Dishonored 2’ on? ** Gary gray, Hi, Gary. Happy you got the trancey effect of the chandelier stack. I was kind of into how it did that kind of big time. Thank you kindly about ‘ZFE’. Yeah, I think that one is by far my best of the GIF works. Appreciate that. Very sad and terrible about Mark Baumer. Just awful, awful. I didn’t know him, but he was a very interesting poet and, obviously, a truly amazing guy. I … maybe you did mention your SOMA costume once because I vaguely remember asking you to post a photo so I could show it to Stephen? Hope wherever you headed out was heady. ** Misanthrope, Hi. Interview, okay, I’ll look for one or more. You should put a really gigantic chandelier in your tiny room. You will never sleep again. They still make One Direction calendars? Aren’t they, like, so over? Isn’t Harry Styles going to be some big movie that’s coming out or something? I don’t know that Sia video or song, but I sure am extremely familiar with its zillion spun-off gifs. My theory is that if someone thinks a post they want to make for the blog is too self-centered, it definitely isn’t. Not that I can remember any overly self-centered posts, but, if there was one, I bet it was made someone who was being overly self-centered without any self-sconcsciousness about that at all. In other words, make the post George! I want it, I need it! Thank you! ** B.R.Y., Hi, there. I always love seeing your avatar. And you too, of course. Thanks a lot, man. I’m good, I’ll be allright. I hope you’re a zillion times better than merely allright. ** Bill, Hi. I love Conner’s drawings a lot, and the ink blot ones are amazing. I really wanted to buy one of those when he first started doing them and when they were still affordable, albeit not affordable to me. I think I saw that early Diane Arbus show at the Met Breuer when I was last in NYC. Kind of the same reaction: These are great, and I’ve seen them almost one too many times. Have a really fine day, man. ** Okay. I got the idea the other day to track down every contemporary artist I could find online who has worked at least once with balloons and whose art isn’t totally crappy, and put them together in my virtual galley to see what happened, and that up there is what resulted. See you tomorrow.


  1. Dóra Grőber


    Thank you for today’s post, I really liked it! I think I liked Jeanne Quin’s and Cheryl Pope’s the most though both are a bit dramatic, haha. Oh and it must’ve been quite interesting to see the Object Design League’s Balloon Factory live. Which ones are your favorites?

    In a way, yes. They all agreed to be part of the project when they filled out the questionnaire (which isn’t my area of the research) but they haven’t yet written back directly to me. I haven’t contacted all of them at once, in order to avoid complications, but I guess now I’ll contact everyone and just see who reacts first and start with them.
    I think you’re right about experimenting with the pictures. I haven’t yet mastered the techniques of self-shooting (is this an existing expression?).
    This sounds like an enormous amount of work, especially that it’s mostly new territory for both of you. How are you holding up?
    I planned to meet a pal today but my dog got sick so instead we’re going to the vet in the afternoon. I hope it’s nothing serious, only a cold.
    I hope your day turned out way-way better!! Did it?

  2. _Black_Acrylic

    I remember seeing Martin Creed’s balloon installation Half the Air in a Given Space at Leeds City Art Gallery in 1998. That was just after I’d dropped figurative painting and I felt his work showed me a way forward, with humour and ideas still included.

    @ DC, re Only Fools and Horses, this scene where Del Boy falls through the bar is an iconic moment of British comedy, consistently topping various polls and suchlike. No matter how often it’s watched, it remains a minute of slapstick raised to an artform imo.

  3. Jamie

    Oh Dennis, I like balloons even better than chandeliers! How did you know again? If tomorrow’s post is on bubbles or colours I’ll think that I’ve died and gone to heaven. Thanks you! I’d really like to be in a room with the Martin Creed or Tadao Cern pieces. Do you know if you can walk amongst the balloons when the Martin Creed one is exhibited? I’m guessing not, as people may burst them, but I’d love to. It’s nice how many artists use the balloon’s deflation for effect. I like to buy folks helium balloons for their birthdays.
    How’s things? Hope that organising is coming together. Auditions do really sound fascinating. We’re mostly using people we know except for one part, but the requirements for that part are so weirdly specific and we’re in such a rush that if we meet someone who satisfies them all I think we’ll take them then and there! I never knew before, but the first thing you do when making a cartoon is record the voice-track. Makes sense really.
    I don’t think I’ve been to trade show before. I’m quite excited, but a little nervous, as I feel a little like I’m faking it. A few of my friends went to the Bjork VR thing that was on in London recently and were really blown away by it, so I think the tech has really progressed beyond where I thought it was still at. Actually, I thought that it had been abandoned in embarrassment as a kind of post-rave excess until it re-emerged in the last couple of years. I’ll be sure to let you know how it is.
    Hope you’ve had a sweet Tuesday and Wednesday’s a winner.
    Lots of love to you,

  4. B.R.Y.

    Haha, thank you! Another wonderful post. Masayoshi Matsumoto’s are occupying that uncanny valley between ‘adorable’ and ‘blood-curdling.’ Weirdly reminds me of the only time I smoked Salvia–everything looked as though it were covered with smooth, glossy membranes. Total cartoon-world hallucinations. Wouldn’t necessarily recommend it, but wouldn’t necessarily NOT recommend it either.
    Be well, man, thanks for the avatar-props

    • James Nulick


      Did you see death when you were on Salvia? I saw my own death, which was a series of tiny shining bubbles covering the back of my brain and quickly rushing toward the frontal lobe. I knew if the bubbles reached the front of my brain I would DIE! I was doing the Salvia with a friend on my sofa in the living room, and when I turned to look at her, she’d turned into a DEMON!! Not recommended!

  5. David Ehrenstein

    I love “The Red Balloon”

    It’s Jeanne Moreau’s birthday — isn’t that a National Holiday in France?

    Latest FaBlog: Liar’s Club

  6. steevee

    I feel like I’m finally over my withdrawal symptoms today. I slept OK, I haven’t felt during the day or had any mood swings. However, I had to write a film review last night, and that turned out to be difficult. I just couldn’t concentrate on the film – it didn’t help that I was watching it on my laptop, not a movie theater – and I struggled to reach 600 words. I spent quite a bit of time re-writing my rough draft today. It was hard to write film reviews while going through withdrawal in November, and I’m afraid for what this means when I finally quit Zyprexa in March.

  7. Thomas Moronic

    I love the Tadao Cern pieces. Would love to see them in person.

    For some reason I have a weird fear of balloons. And I don’t really have that many irrational fears, so yeah – they freak me out.

    Hope you’re doing well, Dennis xx

  8. James Nulick


    Wow, to echo Thomas directly above me, I too have a fear of balloons, though I do like the white insect piece you have featured… I’m guessing it’s a cockroach? Anyway, not sure why balloons are scary for me, but they are? Maybe a balloon-toting pedophile clown tried to molest me when I was a child while he was making a twisty little dachshund balloon for me or something… Ahh, helium dreams.

    Dennis have you ever heard of the writer Rosalyn Drexler? She illustrated her own book covers. She’s a twitter pal of mine but I think she’s a recluse because her twitter page is rarely updated… I’m hoping your lead actor woes are quickly coming to a close.

    Much love,

  9. James Nulick

    Dennis here is her Wiki page –

    Rosalyn Drexler is an American artist, novelist, Obie Award-winning playwright, and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, and former professional wrestler. Wikipedia

  10. Jeff J

    Hey Dennis,
    Nice balloon day. The Tadao Cern and the Olivier Grosstete immediately grabbed me for whatever reason. In the later case, maybe just because I want to walk across the floating bridge, like, now. Enjoyed the chandeliers, too.

    Saw ‘Paterson’ the other night and really enjoyed it. It’s a wisp of a film, but I was in the mood for something quiet. Curious what you’d think of the poems in the film which are written by Ron Padgett. You’re a fan of his work, right? Any particular volumes you recommend?

    Any word on the TV project yet?

  11. Sypha

    Dennis, “Dishonored 2” was released for the PC, PS4 and Xbox. Naturally, I went with the PC version. In terms of gameplay and visuals its very similar to the first game, but as things stand I loved the first game anyway so I’m not complaining. It’s kind of a Victorian steampunk design: I really like how the game’s environments are designed to look lived-in, that you can imagine the game’s inhabitants actually living in them. The mission I beat last night was “The Clockwork Mansion” and it was pretty fucking impressive. The idea is that you have to break into this mansion to save one of your friends and either kill (or liquidate) the man who built the mansion, who is an eccentric mad scientist type. But the inside of the mansion is like this one big M.C. Escher-like puzzle: you maneuver around it by pulling on different switches, which make walls drop away and has the furniture and rooms reconfigure themselves. It’s all very disorientating… even cooler is that if you’re quick you can actually slip inbetween the walls as they’re reconfiguring and watch how the machinery operates. From a programming/design standpoint it’s pretty innovative. Here’s a demo displaying some of the things I’m talking about:

    Hey, I got that Jean Lorrain book “Monsieur de Bougrelon” in the mail today. Looking forward to reading that. Well, it’s really short so it won’t take me long, ha ha. Earlier today I finished Gordon Lish’s “Peru.” I’ve never read Lish before: this was a Christmas gift from Mark Gluth. You ever read it? I recall in your article on Lish in “Smothered in Hugs” you didn’t seem too impressed with his work. Anyway, it was okay, a quick read, but a bit too repetitive and minimalist for my liking.

  12. steevee

    The actor said he would send me a photo of himself wearing glasses and a suit. I’m not looking for an exact copy of the dress style of the person his character was inspired by, but some resemblance would be good.

  13. Misanthrope

    Dennis, Balloons are some awesome things. I like them a lot.

    Every time I turned over in bed, I’d hit the chandelier, I’m sure. My room’s so tiny that I have a little desk lamp that lights the whole thing all by itself.

    Okay, the post will be done. I’ll work on it this weekend.

    My self-centeredness re: said post will be explained.

    1D is over, but Harry Styles isn’t. He’s in the new Christopher Nolan movie, “Dunkirk.” I always thought he’d be a good actor. The movie’s based on a true story from WWII. I’ll see it just because Harry’s in it. I hope it’s good. Fingers crossed there.

    I actually have a screenplay in mind that I’d like to write…and have Harry star in. He’d be perfect.

    Yeah, I like Sia all right. I mean, I’m not gonna download her stuff, but I don’t turn it off if it happens to come on the radio. I like her voice. I think you know how important the voice is to me (as well as they lyrics). The other instruments? Bleh. 😉

  14. h

    Hi Dennis:

    Apologies for absence a little while! Love the balloon day here — particularly, SKY (2004) one (over Coney Island). That bundle of balloons in sky blue in an unidentified asphalt construction strike me with a kind of biting, innocent feeling — more so with that mark of location & time… Um, wish I could respond better. I really like other pieces too — a lovely curation!

    Sounds like your film project is going well. So glad, and I hope you’re well too!

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