move over jeff koons – artist T james cook embarks on an brilliant series of balloon sculptures that depict birds in their natural habitat. from woodpeckers to blue tits, cook captures his creations in a collection of wildlife-like photography.
cook, a painter and drawer who also has expertise in making robots, first experimented with balloons after learning to create balloon sculptures for his niece. using various colours and types of balloons, cook forms the classic shape and style of different species, highlighting what makes each species unique.
cook plans to continue the series, further exploring the different species of british birds, animals, and insects.
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