Giant Toobs To Invade Lake Burien School Park July 17th

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On Thursday, July 17th, Seattle artist Susan Robb will be showcasing her outdoor, temporary art installation called Warmth, Giant Black Toobs at Lake Burien School Park (located at SW 148th & 16th Ave SW) from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

In Warmth, Giant Black Toobs, Robb uses solar power and ambient breezes to give life to the ever-present black plastic garbage bag:

  • Giant polypropylene garbage bags, 50 feet tall by 30 inches in diameter, are inflated with air by allowing the wind to fill them or by running with them
  • One end is staked to the ground; the other end is free
  • The sun does the rest
  • Employing a similar principle to that of hot air balloons, the sun heats the air inside the toobs, and since hot air is less dense than cold air, the toobs become buoyant!

Check out these “YouToob” videos (ha) for a better idea of what to expect – definitely other-worldly stuff:

Come to Lake Burien School Park on July 17th and experience this fascinating sculpture!

Bring your lunch and watch as the toobs move in the breeze.

The artist will be on site for questions (we know what we’re going to ask her – what did she do with all the garbage that was once inside these giant garbage bags?).

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