A reflective 100-foot-tall hot-air balloon is currently soaring over Massachusetts, from Martha’s Vineyard to the Berkshires. Made of nylon with a reflective mylar coating, the balloon is a floating art installation called “New Horizon” meant to reflect the landscape of Massachusetts and created by renowned artist Doug Aitken.
“New Horizon is a 21st-century version of a journey,” the Trustees’ website says, “traveling through the landscape by air. The project is composed of a series of live events across the state of Massachusetts. At each stop, the mirror balloon touches down becomes a happening. It is both an artwork and an event where ideas, conversation, music, and art are shared.”
The balloon’s flight path and performance schedule can be found online.