becoming friends with jihan zencirli has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. she has shown me what it means to be an artist and constantly inspires me. jihan, the original inventor of the frill balloon, has begun doing these giant balloon sculptures (NOT BALLOON ARCHES) that capture your attention and leave you feeling some kind of something. i joined her last thursday at soul cycle in downtown austin to officially become a balloon trooper & help her with an install. i love seeing it pop up all over my instagram feed and know that i got to play a role in making austin a little bit more beautiful.