It is a Good Day for a Parade is a series inspired from the Macy's Day Parades of the 20s and 30s. The work of balloon artist/puppeteer Tony Sarg is what captivated Wheeler's imagination the first time he saw a black and white photo of a giant tadpole balloon in New York City. "I was captivated by the photo and balloon, it had such character and soul. As I browsed through the images of balloons that came after that era, it became apparent that a lot of that magic was lost due to improvements in technology and the blatant commercialism of the pieces."
Wheeler created his own animal creations out of various household materials and superimposed them into photos he has taken on his travels as an ode to imagination, innocence and character.
Danny Duck
Danny Duck
Ollie Owl
Ollie Owl
Benjamin Bass
Benjamin Bass
Perry Pig
Perry Pig
Sally Seahorse
Sally Seahorse
Andre Alligator
Andre Alligator
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