Whale of an evolutionary time

May 16, 2013

Patricia Piccinini’s Sky Whale, created by Cameron Balloons in Bristol, was inspired by the artist’s reflections on evolution.

Although their ancestors had left the seas, mammals later “returned” to become whales; what, she wondered, if they had also taken to the air?

The balloon was unveiled on 11 May during an Australian National University sculpture conference in Canberra, part of the city’s centenary events.

matthew.reisz@tsleducation.com

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