What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Paintings, Contraptions, Experiments, Bugs, and Balloons


Terry Cook

The article I read about the balloon birds made by Terry Cook said they weren’t suitable for a children’s birthday party, but they don’t know the children I know! After carefully crafting his surprisingly realistic (not a word I expected to apply to balloon animals) birds, he photographs them in the setting where the real thing would typically be found, adding to the realism of the pieces. It made me extra happy to read that Cook carefully removes and deflates the balloons after they are photographed so he isn’t polluting those natural settings.

“I am passionately against careless discard of balloons (or any rubbish for that matter) and never ever leave these in the wild. I still have all the deflated balloons used from the different projects, and intend on keeping them until I can think of something cool to do with them. “

-Terry Cook

Cook is a really interesting, creative guy. He describes his work as “paintings, contraptions, and experiments.” What fun! His contraptions include experimental robotics, analog automaton toys with moving parts, and a whole bevy of hilariously useless breakfast-making machines. The Scotland native is also a talented animator, and judging by his Instagram, an total bug, bird, and animal nut. I mostly enjoyed his posts, though he spends an awful lot of time playing with spiders. Yeesh.

You can follow the mad genius Terry Cook on his website and on Instagram.

All images property of Terry Cook.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Paintings, Contraptions, Experiments, Bugs, and Balloons

  1. Withthe first look…Oh…those are balloons. He is good and I can’t wait to look at the rest.

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  2. These are absolutely delightful. It definitely adds to their charm to have them photographed in a natural setting.

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  3. I dont know why but I was absolutely tickled by this when I first saw it. Very cute.

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  5. How fun! Perfect for my Friday morning

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