Monday, September 1, 2014
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Inflatable Bag Monsters

New York artist makes ephemeral bears, giraffes and the Loch Ness monster out of trash bags that come to life when the passing subway shoots air up those ever-present street grates.

Inflatable Bag Monsters

I apologize to the dog, who I should be walking at this moment, but someone sent my wife this video, and I couldn't help posting it.

Joshua Allen Harris makes ephemeral bears, giraffes and Loch Ness monsters out of trash bags and tape. They come to life when the passing subway shoots air up those ever-present street grates.

Maybe next he can make a more reliable dog walker.

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