A TALL TALE MadeWithBalloons™

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[caption id="attachment_2333" align="alignleft" width="470"]This is a vertical panorama of the Jack And The Beanstalk installation made by Graham Rouse from frames of the video by Larry Moss. This is a vertical panorama of the Jack And The Beanstalk installation made by Graham Rouse from frames of the video by Larry Moss.[/caption]
  •  A TALL TALE MadeWithBalloons™ (Contents)
    • A Look Behind the Scenes (video)
    • The Construction Story (video)
    • A Walking Tour (video)
    • The "Original" Story (text)
    • A Brief View For Kids Out And About (video)
    • Work In Progress Photos (thumbnails & Link)
    • You May Also Like (links)

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 A TALL TALE MadeWithBalloons™

"Jack And The Beanstalk" is a tale so tall that one might fail to reach the top or to dig to it's roots.

In our case, it is about five stories tall with roots in the imaginations and skills of a team of 75 balloon artists from nine countries led by Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Arigami

A Look Behind the Scenes

with Larry and Kelly from You Tube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGE9fVwupYQ   . . THE CONSTRUCTION STORY  

from Larry Moss's post on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFoeIY9S5oI) Get ready for a high speed ride.  It is thousands of man hours of balloon building compressed into two minutes.

Published on Feb 11, 2014

The 2014 Balloon Manor was a giant-scale balloon installation spanning five stories of the Sibley Building in Rochester, NY. This 60-foot sculpture is what 75 artists can do with 50,000 balloons in four days. Since we know some of you missed it, we thought we'd catch you up on the build. Here's a quick, time lapse construction of the massive sculpture. Thanks to our platinum sponsors: Qualatex Balloons and The Rochester Radisson Riverside. Design: Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami Rigging: Richard Hughson Build Crew: Phileas Flash, Bobby Lilly, Tim Bourke, Todd Neufeld, Janice Spagnola, Suzanne Haring, Korene Tom, Lisa McIntire, Sean Miller, Tony Karakashian, Tom "Catfish Mann" Brandner, Aloha Baskets and Balloons, Annabelle Claire Tan, Kurt Beckley, Brian Getz, Candy Twisted Balloons, Carolynn Hayman, Cindy Zona, Daron, David Lima,  Deborah Fellman, Dianne Rossbach, Donna Egan, Drew Ripley, John F Slack, Jonah Faigel, Kimberly Spagnola, Lisa H, Michel Fouche, Michiyo Ueda, Balloon Surprise, Mr. Balloonatic, Narelle Fouche, Rebecca Jackson, Sandi "Balloon Lady" Brandner,  Suzanne Waite, Twisted Vet, Up Balloon Boutique, Zig Zag Balloons, Cayuga Twister, Laurie Straus, Remy Fenster, Marsha Gallagher, January Sides Williamson, Lanna Lee Maheux/Wicked Twisted, Lois Sprague aka Ms. Twist, Nancy Dalton, Sheryl Watts Video: Larry Moss Music: Ward Hartenstein Technical assistance: Perette Barella


A WALKING TOUR of Jack & The Beanstalk.

by Drew Ripley on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubB4hv1Nq94) This is a more leisurely look at the results of all those balloons assembled in all those hours by all those artists in February of 2014.


Wikipedia presents  history, controversy and quite a few variations of the original Jack And The Beanstalk story. Wikipedia relates the basic story like this:

Jack is a young boy living with his widowed mother and a milk cow who is their only source of income. When the cow stops giving milk, Jack's mother has him take her to market for sale. On the way, he meets an old man who offers "magicbeans" in exchange for the cow and Jack makes the trade. When he arrives home without any money, his mother becomes furious, throws the beans to the ground, and sends Jack to bed.

A gigantic beanstalk grows overnight which Jack climbs to a land high in the sky. There he comes to a house (or in some cases, a castle) that is the home of a giant. He asks at the door for food and the giant's wife takes him in. When the giant returns, he senses that a human is nearby:

I smell the blood of an Englishman,
Be he alive, or be he dead,
I'll grind his bones to make my bread.[3]

Jack is hidden by the giant's wife and he overhears the giant counting money. When the giant sleeps, he steals a bag of gold coins and makes his escape down the beanstalk.

Jack returns up the beanstalk twice more. Each time he is helped by the wife, learns of another treasure, and steals it when the giant sleeps: first a hen that lays golden eggs (the most common variant is a goose that lays golden eggs hence the idiom "to kill the goose that laid the golden eggs."), then a harp that plays by itself. He is almost caught with the harp, however. The giant follows him down the beanstalk and Jack calls to his mother for an axe. Jack chops down the beanstalk, killing the giant, and they live happily ever after with their riches.


A BRIEF VIEW For Kids Out & About

By Debra Ross on YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxiDJFBB0cc .


The thumbnail images below are from the Facebook album of Drew Ripley. See these pictures full size plus 100 more at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152244691740746.1073741833.191160665745&type=1




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