Twisted: The sad outsider art form of Christian balloon animals
09.12.2013
12:54 pm

Topics:
Art
Belief

Tags:
Christians
balloon animals


Don’t ask…

And now for my second TIL (“today I learned”) moment (the first was that whole Ronnie James Dio being the singing cartoon frog thing): Apparently there is a subculture (what else would you call it?) of Christian balloon animal performers. They will come to your kid’s parties, Bible camp, Sunday school, nursing home, whatever, and they will tell a Bible story, with a colorful “twist”—make that several!!—that will delight both young and old alike.

Or some bullshit. In any case, yes, there are professional Christian balloon twisters. It seems like an odd ambition to me, but you can buy books and DVDs about it and some of the more established Christian balloon performers are even giving away some of their classic material for newbies who want to spread “the good word” through the art of balloon twisting. If that’s what you’re into.
 

Tilda Swinton as the balloon Mary
 

Swamp Thing?
 

I said don’t ask…
 

Moe Howard died for somebody’s sins but not mine…
 

Life-sized!
 

Nice try?

Thank you kindly, Psychcomm!

Posted by Richard Metzger

 

 

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