Take your décor up, up and away with this charming Albuquerque Balloons Wall Art by Bovano of Cheshire. Recreating the spectacle of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, this striking metal wall art is hand-enameled at Bovano's studio in Cheshire, Connecticut. Vitreous enamel (pulverized glass) is applied by hand, using a delicate sprinkling method layered over solid copper and then kiln-fired to create a truly unique wall sculpture.
Started in 1972 as a radio station promotion, the first Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta featured 13 hot air balloons from across the U.S. Since then, it has grown into the largest balloon convention in the world, reaching a peak of over 1,000 registered balloons in 2000. Now, the number has been limited to 600 balloons due to the growth of the city and also to make the event more manageable. But even at "only" 600 balloons, it's still a spectacle unlike any other on—or, more appropriately, above—Earth.
This copper balloons wall art from Bovano brings a small taste of that spectacle into your home. Each piece features six colorful hot air balloons, floating gracefully in the sky. As these metal wall sculptures are individually hand-enameled, each example will be unique.
• Six brightly-colored hot air balloons
• Produced in copper from an original Bovano sculpture
• Hand-enameled and kiln-fired
• Inspired by the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
• For indoor use only
9"L x 9"W x 1"D