|BACI 2013 was all about 'Stars', everything from celestial, whimsical, astrological, marine life or the famous, STARS could be depicted in any and many ways! |
I would like to thank The Darkroom photography school and Balloon Express, Italy for the use of the sculpture pictures! To see more great pictures visit the Darkroom photography website... www.thedarkroom.it
|The Darkroom photographers|
|The event started last Thursday - April 18th, when the sculpture teams had the opportunity to start building the structure or frames... but no balloons can be inflated!|
|Framing byTeam Alberto Falcone!|
|Framing by Team svetlana lugovaya|
And the winners are...
There are 2 different sculpture categories, BACI Championship Masters and Champion BACI Sculpture, to compete in the BACI Masters competition you have to have won an Italian or Internationally recognised competition.
BACI Championship Masters Category
First place winner 'When you wish upon a Star', by Alberto Falcone and team.
|Alberto Falcone & Team|
|Svetlana Lugovaya & Team|
First place winner 'White Bear' Star by Svetlana Lugovaya & Team, Russia
The use of colour in both of these sculptures was stunning, Alberto used every shade of blue and green, with a great deal of double stuffing I am sure, with the shimmering background curtain created with the new 35" Holographic Crescent Moon, the design was filled with all the magic of a Disney animation.
Svetlana's beautiful White Bear and cart filed with gifts and two adorable little children characters was filled with so many tiny details and perfection, that concluded in one very beautiful sculpture.
Both sculptures were deserving winners... however all the sculptures were fantastic, and I am sure that there were very few points that set them apart!
|Dmitry Tishenko & Team|
Second Place winner Master's Category - 'An Intergalastic Pizza Delivery'! Dmitry Tishenko & Team, Russia. The scooter riders are our very loveable Italian artists, Alessandro Patane and Federico Onida!
|Robbie Furman and TeSecond Place winner BACI category -|
This sculpture just jumped out at you! The colour's, techniques and attention to detail was just stunning! Congratulations Robbie!
|Federico Onida & Team|
|Elisa D'Onorio & Team|
Third Place Winner BACI category -"La note die Re" by Elisa D'Onorio
|Alessandro Patene & Team|
Tania Torres & Team
These are the other sculptures in the BACI sculpture category.
|Enza Mondello & Team|
Peter Berggreen & Tea
Enza has recreated a still life (see insert picture) and Peter has built as sculpture of his childhood star Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish author and poet, best known for his fairy tales! Both beautiful sculptures, congratulations!
|Manon Dudziak & Team|
Olga Baranova & Team
Manon Dudziak & Team created this beautiful balloon wall. Manon is a master of this technique and can create very detailed images working with 5" balloons.
Olga Baranova & Team create the signs of the Zodiac... oh my goodness that Lion was stunning!
I congratulate each and everyone of you as you are all winners!
Now to the other competitions:
Buffet Arrangement, this competition is a live 1 hour competition with nothing pre-prepped and can have up to 2 people working on it! There is no theme for this competition.
It is very hard to see the detail in Manon and Jose Luthman's design, but it is beautiful and very elegant, it uses Black & White Super Agates to create stunning fantasy flowers and was complimented with a bouquet of helium filled Deco Bubbles.
Valters design had super 'wow' factor! A perfect wedding arrangement, the attention to detail was perfect!
A huge thank you to Keith Stirman, who agreed last minute to step in a help me with my design... this is a competition that I really enjoy taking part in and strongly recommend anyone attending an event taking part in a live competition!
Here are the other beautiful arrangements:
|Robbie Furman, Tania Torres & Enza Mondello|
|Sara Zampini & Evelise Antonello|
|Elisa D'Onorio, Alberto Nava & Heleana Casini|
|Romina Finali, Mariann Nagy & Alessandro Patane|
There was some truly great design, congratulations to everyone who took part!
Column Competition, this competition is a 90 min live competition and once agin there was no theme, and up to two people are allowed to work on the design with no pre-preparation.
|1st Place - Rachele Paoli|
2nd Place - Manon Dudziak
3rd Place - Alberto Falcone
|Alberto Nava, Frank Jeschke & Elisa D'Onorio|
|Sara Zampini, Alessandro Patane & Enza Mondello|
|Tania Torres, Robbie Furman & Peter Berggreen|
|Viadislav Chenishov, Vadim Shushkanov, Federico Onida and Evelise Antonello|
Here are a few more pictures from BACI...
|Some of the 'Stars' of - BACI 2013|
|This is a collection of designs created by different instructors... the fantastic fantasy flower work was by Barbara Biagioni!|
What more can I say except a huge thank you to all who joined us at BACI in Florence, delegates and instructors, Balloon Express and their amazing team and finally to Pioneer Europe - Qualatex!
To find out more about BACI visit www.bacitaly.com
I hope that I have not missed anyone out? Sadly I do not have pictures from the 12 minute David Grist award sculpture competition, the winners are 1st Place Vadim Shushkanov 2nd Place Alexandr Solomatin.