For a live performance creating themed designs about the continents of the world in Perpignan, in 2012, Môssieur Ballon decided to weave a full-size balloon elephant. Here is the state of progress after one day of weaving.
Creating the Mahout
Day 2 saw the completion of construction of the structure, then was spent putting on the finishing touches.
Life-size Balloon Elephant
The end result of several days of weaving! A life-size balloon elephant and mahout, made for a themed performance about the continents of the world - this design was chosen to represent Asia. Thankfully, Asian elephants are smaller.