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Repost: Balloon Master

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Masayoshi Matsumoto

9/26/18: When these eye-popping balloon animals by Masayoshi Matsumoto came up in my Facebook feed a few days ago, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The Japanese balloon sculptor’s creations are phenomenally realistic and can legitimately be considered art!

Matsumoto says that he comes to each sculpture intuitively. He lets himself be led by whatever he’s feeling at the moment. His incredibly intricate pieces take between three and six hours each, depending on how many folds and colors are involved.

As one article about this phenomenal, self-taught artist warned, you might not want to show these to your kids unless you want them to be terribly underwhelmed by the balloon animals at their next birthday party.

You can follow Matsumoto on FacebookTumblr, and Instagram.

(By the way, I really wanted to know how Matsumoto achieved the realistic eyes in his creatures. During my research, I came across this tutorial. So now I know!)

All images property of Masayoshi Matsumoto.

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!

10 thoughts on “Repost: Balloon Master

  1. Art just come in all sizes. Who would have thought balloons?

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  2. Many years ago, I have seen this being done at a County Fair. Yes, it is fantastic. Happy to see this one pop up while Donna is on vacation. Hal

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  3. At one time in my life, my husband and I were clowns. My husband could make some basic balloon animals and a flower, but nothing like these works of art.

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  4. Ms. D – I’ve had you bookmarked for a very long time, and I apologize for never adding My OBT to my blogroll. That was one embarrassing oversight on my part but now it’s fixed. – Bunk

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