En Hommage à Larry Waters - Plastic deckchair surunded by 13 balloons in resin monted on metallic rod - 2008

Produced with the support of the Région of Languedoc- Roussillon

I read in the newspaper "Le Monde" a few years ago, the story of Larry Waters. A man who won in 1997 the Darwin price, because he survived after his trip in the air. The smart guy had set up with weather ballon filled with helium around his chair. Having cast off he flew to up to four km hight and drifted for a good ten hours.The radars detected him and he was rescued by a helicopter. This story made me dream, I thought about those crazy inventors, but also about their irreductible human condition, to be a earthman.