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Let These Dreamy "Musical" Balloons Inspire Your Next Party Idea

Artist Federico Picci's new series showcases bubbles spilling out of a grand piano, a gramophone, and more.


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Bubbly, bouncy, bright, and beautiful are all lovely qualities that run-of-the-mill helium balloons bring to any celebratory event. If you're seeking an easy way to decorate a space for your next party, we might suggest you take notes from Federico Picci. His photographic art series, Filling Spaces, features bundles of pink- and champagne-colored bubbles that seemingly float from musical instruments into the air.


In this charming collection, he combines music (he's a pianist), photography (he's also a digital illustrator), crafting, and imagination into a series of images where fancy blush-colored bubbles are captured effortlessly floating from grand pianos, statues, and gramophones as if they were treble clefts and visual melodies. It's a visionary fantasy. "This concept started as a personal study on the connection between light and space," he says. "I tried to show how something immaterial like music can fill the room with beauty."


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Based on Picci's playful images, it's safe to say that he was able to capture what music would appear to look like when a piano is filling the room with harmonious tunes in an inspirational way. "I always try to imagine how the music that I play might have a shape, a color, a mass or even a smell," Picci told Artistic Odyssey. "As a human being, we are unable to see it, but we can actually feel it through our infinity imagination."


Picci's goal is not only to enchant us with his whimsical images, but he hopes to demonstrate his imaginative idea in a cinematic capacity. Currently, Picci is studying in Florence, Italy where the city's rich architecture has heavily influenced his artwork.



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Do these bouncing balloons inspire you to fill your next soirée with a do-it-yourself decorative installation? If so, you might be intrigued by our linked chain balloons, our balloon "fireworks" filled with confetti. Or if glitter is more your thing, perhaps, give a quick DIY try to creating a wall of glitter balloons.



Either way, it's your turn to fill your space with fantastical delights: