Jihan Zencirli is a self proclaimed “Master Balloon Trooper”... not a job title you hear every day! She creates enormous balloon installations for all sorts of events; from parties, to couture shows, to concerts.
She started small, and was often spotted driving around Los Angeles on her moped, balloons in hand, personally delivering her creations. Don’t you love that visual? These days her company, Geronimo, is elevating inflatables for the stars, with clients including Chanel and Kanye West.
Hollywood glamor aside, I love the sculptural aspect of her installations - they really are works of art. They remind me of Jeff Koon’s Balloon series, and Christo’s Balloon Ascension. Wonderfully whimsical and ephemeral.
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