This L.A. Studio Creates Fun And Colorful Balloon Installations
With her mission statement being to bring “a little piece of wonder” into the lives of others, Jihan Zencirli created Geronimo Balloons. Started in 2011, Jihan and her team use giant colorful balloons to create elaborate decorations, backdrops, and company branding. Rather than focusing on just creating a beautiful or aesthetically pleasing visual product, Jihan aims to create a feeling of wonder and delight inside of her audience by producing creations they don’t see everyday.
I GET SERIOUS ANXIETY WHEN I ORDER A SMOOTHIE AND THERE'S STILL JUICE LEFT IN THE BLENDER AND WHAT? THEY JUST GONNA RINSE IT OUT AND WASTE MY $8 BUCKS? THIS IS WHY I'M STICKING TO DINER MILKSHAKES SINCE THEY HAVE THOUGHT OF THIS AND JUST HAND U OVER THE METAL MIXER AND THAT JUST MAKES SENSE TO ME. | extra special installation today outside this Mexican dive bar institution of downtown Los Angeles!
THERE ARE PEOPLE I DON’T REMEMBER EXIST UNTIL I RUN INTO THEM AND RECALL THAT I ALWAYS THINK THIS WHEN I SEE THEM. “YES!” IN MY HEAD, “YOU ARE A PERSON. AND I FORGOT THAT YOU WERE IN THIS WORLD AND ANY HISTORY I HAVE EVER SHARED WITH YOU." BUT THEN I GO ON IN LIFE AND FORGET ABOUT THEM UNTIL I SEE THEM AGAIN AT MY ANNUAL COSTCO TRIP OR WHATEVER. THERE’S ALWAYS THIS EXCRUCIATINGLY SAD MOMENT, EACH TIME, WHERE I REALIZE THERE MIGHT BE MORE PEOPLE AND MORE MEMORIES THAT SLIP AWAY NEVER TO HAVE THE GIFT OF BEING REMINDED OF AGAIN. #JIHANTHOUGHTS | #geronimostudio Something important to my work, to note: The life cycle of balloons is important to showcase in my installations. The beauty comes from all the phases it endures, including its first inflation to the start of it decomposing. I personally love when the balloons are deflated, more than inflated. | We use 100% latex balloons from a family owned company in the Midwest. Latex comes directly from trees. It decomposes at the same rate as a leaf. I use it at my house in my compost since it helps to hold moisture. My work and my intention is about love and bringing goodness and hope. Balloons, for right now, are the way I can contribute to the world. ✌?️
I RECEIVE HOURLY UPDATES TO A COMMUNITY MESSAGE BOARD WHICH REALLY PLAYS OUT AS A THEATER SHOW STARRING THE MAN WHOSE WIFE OF 39 YEARS JUST LEFT AND NOW THERE'S THE FREQUENT UPDATING OF ITEMS HE'S SELLING OF HERS AT THIS WEEKEND'S GARAGE SALE… WITH AN INTERMISSION HOSTED BY THE FAMILY WHO LOST THEIR BIRD AND A PLEA FOR US ALL JUST TO TAKE A MOMENT AND GO TO OUR YARDS AND WHISTLE CALL FOR "SALLY". | a photo of my favorite person helping me inflate balloons for an installation on an abandoned home in Santorini Greece last month. ?#geronimoglobetrotting #mybigfatgreekcation @alessandrorumie
I BOUGHT A USED VIOLIN AT A PAWN SHOP TODAY AND I'M GOING TO SPEND THE NEXT 11 MONTHS RE-LEARNING TO PLAY SINCE QUITTING AS A TEEN AND THEN MOTHER'S DAY 2017 IS GOING TO COME AND I'M GOING TO ROCK MY MOM'S WORLD BY PUTTING 10 YEARS OF PRIVATE LESSONS TO USE AND PLAYING HER FAVORITE SPICE GIRLS AND JON SECADA MASHUP SONG. BUUUUUUT IF I DON'T GET TO THIS, WHICH IS SORTA MY TRACK RECORD FOR ANYTHING THAT REQUIRES CONSISTENCY AND HARD WORK, I MAY NEED ONE OF YOU TO MAKE A MASHUP MIX ON CD SO I DON'T SHOW UP EMPTY HANDED. ????? #JIHANISTHEWORST #JIHANTHOUGHTS #JIHANLOVESHERMOM | check out @buzzfeedvideo for a time lapse of this installation!!! Xxxxxooooo
IT'S EASY TO REMEMBER TO UNBUTTON YOUR PANTS ANYTIME YOU SIT IN YOUR CAR OR HOUSE OR OFFICE ALONE BUT REMEMBERING TO ZIP/BUTTON UP WHEN U GO OUT IN PUBLIC TAKES A SPECIAL BRAIN I GUESS I DON'T HAVE. #JIHANTHOUGHTS #JIHANISTHEWORST | today we did this. come say hi! #geronimostudio photo by @toriwillis
IN 1999, MY FIRST INTERNET SCREEN NAME & EMAIL TO CHAT W/ MY SECRET BF WAS "BRILLIANTBUTTERFLY". | ?? @rideBRILLIANT #brilliantbikes Tangerine Mayfair bike inspired a 2500 balloon frosting over #geronimostudio !! ????????? … BUT BACK TO MY STORY…. BUT THEN I FORGOT TO SIGN IN FOR TWO WEEKS AND THE ACCOUNT WAS CLOSED AND LOST CONTACT AND WAS DEVASTATED ABOUT IT UNTIL 2009 WHEN WE FOUND EACHOTHER ON FACEBOOK and all his hair was gone and he had a belly. ??. | photo by @toriwillis, crazy stripes by @ensoie, Pom pom shoes by @aquazzura