Artist Uses 120 Sharpies to Create Giant 360 Drawing Inside Inflatable Balloon
“Paradise” is an immersive, 360-degree, black marker drawing by Oscar Oiwa. On display until June 3rd, 2018 at JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo, the work is situated inside an inflatable vinyl balloon measuring 7 x 10 x 4 meters (23 x 33 x 13 ft), allowing visitors to be completely enveloped by the work.
According to Colossal, the work took two weeks and 120 sharpies to complete. Oiwa completed the piece with help from his assistants: Amanda Obara, Mity Watanabe, Matheus Saliba, Vera Nomura, Elise Hori, and Beta Macedo.
See below for a gallery along with timelapse video on the making of ‘Paradise’.