30 Balloon Sculpted Creatures that Take Art to Another Level

Most of us think balloons could do nothing more than brighten a kid’s party. However, the Master of engineering graduate of 2014 from the Tokyo Institute of Technology has proven skeptics wrong. He has crafted insects, animals, and birds using balloons as the main unadulterated material.

“Are we talking creativity or invention?”

Masayoshi Matsumoto has blown our beliefs or unbelief away by bringing out detail in creatures without the help of tapes, markers, or stickers. He has been a realistic balloon artist for more than a decade.

He loves animals and kept pet insects during his childhood. The insect art, therefore, has sentimental value to him. Another source of inspiration is shots captured on wildlife.

Depending on the complexity of the project, he may take as little as three and up to six hours to finish a sculpture. His work comprises an ostrich, some cricket species, the beaver, red-back spider, a seahorse, a pond snail, the kiwi, the stork among others.

The realistic balloon artist goes to show that inspiration can lie anywhere. Japanese by heritage, he hails from Kanagawa, Japan. More of this mind-boggling artist and his creations are found in other popular social media platforms. There are other parts of this documentation where you can view more balloon sculptures.

#1 Green Bottle Fly

#2 Sloth

#3 Quetzal

#4 Beaver

#5 Ostrich

#6 Redback Spider

#7 Chinchilla

#8 Bush Cricket

#9 Ring-Tailed Lemur

#10 Seahorse

#11 Oarfish

#12 Pond Snail

#13 Guinea Pig

#14 Kiwi

#15 Stork

#16 Rose-Ringed Parakeet

#17 Pitcher Plant

#18 Scorpionfish

#19 Leucochloridium

#20 Eagle

#21 Humphead Wrasse

#22 Jerusalem Cricket

#23 Japanese White-Eye

#24 Zebra Finch

#25 Earthworm

#26 Pseudoscorpion

#27 Tick

#28 Camel Cricket

#29 Army Ant

#30 Mayfly Nymph