Over the weekend Half/Dozen gallery in Portland presented a one night show of giant pink helium* balloons, entitled High Hopes. Gorgeous. I love how they used the traditional balloon ribbon in such enormous quantity. Click here for more photos.

*which brings me to the recent sleeper news item: how bizarre is the looming helium shortage? (Sorry that’s a USA Today link, but I like their tone for this extremely threatening issue.) Does anyone want to think about life without balloons?