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Alumni Gazette

PUBLIC ART‘Fine Art of Folding Air’
airigami (Photo: Adam Fenster)

BALLOON BY BALLOON: Artist Larry Moss ’92, ’97W (MS) is engulfed in his own five-story, 50-foot sculpture made from more than 40,000 compostable balloons. Working with his wife and artistic partner, Kelly Cheatle, Moss oversaw the installation of the sculpture, entitled Journey on the Genesee, in the Sibley Building atrium in downtown Rochester, where it was on display to the public this winter. The exhibit closed with a giant “popping party.” Moss calls his balloon art “airigami”—“the fine art of folding air.” The Office of Alumni Relations invited alumni, parents, and friends to take a sneak peek at the exhibit during a special session with Moss. The alumni guests learned how make balloon dogs, which made their way into the final exhibition as blades of grass.