It is usually only in cartoons or sci-fi movies that we see the virtual crossing over into reality. However, visitors to Boston Harbor and the Harbor Arts Festival 2014 got to take in a new exhibit titled #YES.
Artist Brian Kane premiered the first in this ongoing series of inflatable sculptures (OMG!) at the Harbor Arts Festival in 2013. The second installment carries another common online expression into the real world by putting physical form to a hashtag.
Why? "[I wanted to] create a bold landmark sculpture for the people of Boston that was highly visible, family-friendly and broadly accessible," says the artist. Of all the media available to work with, why use Landmark Creations to develop inflatable art?
"Tom and Landmark are the best. I've worked with Landmark over the last few years to develop a process that delivers the best quality products on time. Tom and the teamwork with me to get all of the details right."
In addition to brightening the days of local Bostonians, the inflatable art also drew attention from the press and created a bit of social media buzz. Is that a typical reaction to inflatable sculptures? #YES!