The Sky Whale, Our New Friend

Is it a bird? A plane?

Is it a bird? A plane?

Lena, Van, and I made a new friend at the Galway Arts Festival.

Selfie with Sky Whale

Selfie with Sky Whale

Meet the Sky Whale, a hot air balloon who is the love child of artist Patricia Piccinini.

Her inspiration for this work was to reimagine what a whale might have become if it had adapted to fly instead of to swim.

Whatever we may think of him/her, Sky Whale is impressive at 112 ft high and 75 ft long.

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After hanging out for a while, Lena and Van were fortunate enough to be invited to help put him to bed, along with many of the children of Galway. It was quite a privilege and an honor!

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