Jeffrey Roberts/New World Projects Ltd.Roger Waters has been very vocal in his disdain for President Donald Trump, so it’s no surprise that ex-Pink Floyd star has given his blessing to a planned art installation protesting Trump’s policies that’s partly inspired by the cover of band’s 1977 album Animals.

An architect named Jeffrey Roberts has designed an art piece that will feature four giant gold-colored helium-filled pig balloons. He plans to tether them to a barge in the Chicago River and use them to obscure the sign of the Trump Tower Chicago building.

Roberts describes his installation, titled “Flying Pigs on Parade,” as an “art folly” that he says will serve as “a visual response to the loud, illogical and frequently hateful expressions that polluted the presidential elections and that now define the actions of our U.S. leadership.”

According to Roberts, Waters gave him the O.K. to replicate the original pig balloon that tied to the smokestacks of London’s Battersea Power Station and photographed for the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals album.

Roberts is planning to deploy the installation for one day in late summer, although he’s currently negotiating with Chicago officials to gain municipal approval to proceed. He also is planning to install the piece in other cities.

To help pay for the installation, Roberts has launched a campaign where people can donate money. You also can buy specially designed t-shirts to help the initiative. Visit for more information.

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