Much like scraps of tinsel tacked to the walls become a depressing symbol of the post-Christmas anti-climax, withering balloons never make the post-Birthday days any easier. Luckily, artist Sivan Sternbach has turned the humble balloon into permanent mini-celebration with her captivating ceramic versions.The Israeli artist, who has received the Saatchi seal of approval, has a background in pastry-making, meaning she is quite possibly the best person the invite to a party ever. And while her pastel balloons look almost good enough to eat, her earthy ceramic beauties are strangely haunting. Like the ghosts of birthdays past, minus the toilet-hugging hangover.
Sivan Sternbach's ceramic balloons, available from Saatchi Online, are €450. Prints start at €38.