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New York artist Jason Hackenwerth, known for his organic and biological forms made from latex balloons, unveiled his work in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland.

Titled Pisces, the sculpture is the artist’s interpretation of the legend of Aphrodite and Eros: in Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and her son, Eros, escaped the fearsome monster Typhon by transforming into a tightly woven spiral of two fish, a figure which later became a constellation called Pisces.

The spiraling form for Jason's balloon sculpture was made from 10,000 balloons which took three staff members nearly six days to blow up, after which he and his assistant Leah Blair wove carefully into this three dimensional structure.

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