Video Of Giant Black Toob Invasion At Lake Burien School

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Courtesy Burien Parks comes this video of Seattle artist Susan Robb’s one-day temporary art installation (now gone) called Warmth, Giant Black Toobs, which was showcased at Lake Burien School Park last Thursday:

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!

Pretty cool stuff, but what would you expect from such an artist haven as Burien?

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