|When you think of 'balloon art,'|
you probably think of a birthday-party
clown twisting rubber into things that are
supposed to be Schnausers and giraffes
but end up looking like, mostly, balloons.
|In truth, though, balloon art|
can be so much more. Check out these
selections by Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami.
|They've managed to recreate|
everything from Vermeer's 'Girl with
|Balloon modeling or balloon|
twisting is the shaping of special modeling balloons
into almost any given shape, often a balloon animal.
|People who create
and other twisted balloon sculptures are
called Twisters, Balloon Benders and Balloon Artists.
of the primary design styles|
are "single balloon modeling", which
restricts itself to the use of one balloon per
model, and "multiple balloon modeling",
which uses more than one balloon.
style has its own set of challenges and skills,|
but few twisters who have reached an intermediate or
advanced skill level limit themselves to one style or another.
on the needs of the moment,|
they might easily move between the one-balloon
or multiple approaches, or they might even incorporate
additional techniques such as "weaving" and "stuffing".
balloons for twisting are too porous for helium and the|
designs are generally too heavy for their size for helium to lift.
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