British inflatable artist Filthy Luker has partnered with long-time collaborator Pedro Estrellas on a brand-new, unbelievably huge and enchantingly bizarre exhibit entitled Sea Monsters HERE at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The installation, brings twenty massive purple, green and blue inflatable tentacles to a rusting industrial building in the South Philly waterfront business campus.
The tentacles – which range from 32 to 40 feet, and curl upwards to reveal green suction cups lining their inner surface – crawl out of the structure’s windows and reach from the roof to the sky. When the wind blows, it looks like they’re actually alive. Sea Monsters HERE was produced in partnership with Group X, an anonymous collective of local artists and curators, and the Navy Yard which extends along the Delaware River.

Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas have been collaborating on inflatable sculptures since 1996. You can see more of their recent works on Instagram and their website, Designs in Air.

Sea Monsters HERE will be on view both day and night through November 16, 2018.