I, for one, welcome our inflateable overlords!
Masayoshi Matsumoto spends a great deal of time making these, then photographs them and pops them.
Apparently each one runs a couple hours to produce. I bet he bombs at birthday parties.
Balloons can be evocative of other things, as well:
Charles Petillon’s “Heartbeat” installation in Covent Garden. So simple, so effective