Helium Balloon Bridge by Olivier Grossetête

French installation artist Olivier Grossetête’s work ‘Pont de Singe’ conjures ideas of dreamlike surrealism – a featherweight bridge suspended by three helium-filled balloons, steadily held aloft a lake in Tatton’s Japanese Garden in the UK.

Grossetête’s artwork toys with the disciplines of design and engineering, with this particular piece an extension of his earlier 2007 work ‘Pont Suspendu’ – an installation along a similar vein of three large balloons supporting a bridge-like structure, hovering over Château Ferry Lacombe in Tret, France.

The work evokes a sense of abstract delicacy, transferring fanciful imagery usually reserved for daydreaming to reality.

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