I have finally received the Cuben Fiber and can begin making a prtotype for testing.
I have made some paper models trying to figure out the panel construction of the
form I want. It is a sort of oblong, upside-down teardrop, and here you can see the
form's structure and the corresponding gore(shape) which the panels are cut from.
The first ballon is a small one, maybe 36" tall when done. I will make a few variations on this size and these balloons will autonomously float through the gallery space with remote cameras built in to give the sensation of flight.