Balloon artist attempts to break world record for largest balloon sculpture

19-08-2015


Sculpture of David Baker (www.wlwt.com)

"We know that we've beaten the current measurements. We have to wait for Guinness to confirm everything, go over measurements, witness statements, our video and everything,” Baker said.

Baker has been doing balloon artistry for years, primarily at birthday parties, weddings, and corporate events.

He said the hours that spends creating his works of art is often underestimated.

"Wow, that's so amazing and then, when it comes time to quoting a price, it's funny they always say, 'Oh, it's just balloons,' and they don't realize what all goes into it,” said Baker.

He's even sustained a few injuries.

This week, Baker's work is on display at the Indiana State Museum as he and a team of artists attempt to break the world record for largest modeling balloon sculpture.

Most of the balloons in the sculpture were blown up using an inflator -- but that's not always the case. Baker had to inflate some of his creations by mouth. For another recent project at Tri-County Mall he had to inflate most of the balloons using his breath.

"I was building a 30 foot spider web with a 10 foot black widow sitting in it. About halfway through inflating the spider web, my inflator had technical difficulties, overheated. (I'm) not sure, so the rest of it I had to blow up by mouth,” Baker said.

Source: wlwt.com

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