Commissioned for the 100th birthday of Australia’s capital, Canberra, Patricia Piccini designed a Skywhale that will be flying across Australia during 2013.

The balloon has been revealed in all its glory and sent on its maiden voyage in preparation for the official unveiling in Canberra on May 11th.

"The skywhale may appear fantastic but think about the blue whale – 
an air breathing mammal that lives in the ocean – and it doesn't seem so
 far-fetched. I think that when we look up at the skywhale and wonder what it 
is, it might remind us that nature is not necessarily for us, it just is and 
we're just lucky enough to be around to see it." 

"I imagine it against the clear blue canvas of a Canberra sky, odd yet 
 somehow comforting" 
"It plays on the idea that the relationship between planning and nature can 
lead to outcomes that are extraordinary in ways that are unanticipated." 






sky-whale-patricia-piccinini-5A strange and beautiful creature!!










And enjoy this video !!

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