2014 Iceland Academy of Arts
Wooden Balloon is an exaggeration of the cross-breeding process,
transformation of a tree into an object of celebration.Trees are often
regarded as objects. They are cross-bred to make them thicker and
stronger, affect their growth or even change the color of their leaves.
The process of making the Wooden Balloon takes the transformation
game to another level and enables one to experiment with pigments
made from different parts of a tree. By mixing tree fibres collected in
Heiðmörk forest with bioplastics made from natural substances, an
entirely new, flexible and easily degradable material is created.
Balloon as an object gains additional value due to its personal way of
production and natural materials.
bioplastic, tree bark powder.