Artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle create original works of art, commercial illustrations, large-scale installations and experiences that range from the ridiculous to the sublime.
This piece from the Once Upon a Time series was the inspiration for Balloon Manor: The Very Tall Tale of Jack and his Beanstalk
It's difficult to explain the scope of a project without a strong visual image. We enlisted the help of friend and illustrator Robert Rogalski to expand upon our initial sketches.
The larger structures in the piece: the castle, Jack's house and even the oversized leaves for the beanstalk, were planned out balloon by balloon.
British artist, Phileas Flash, tested and developed the Jack character. The design needed to be flexible enough to show the different emotions and body positions required by the multiple Jacks.
Larry welcomes the crew and gets them up to speed on the plans for the project.
Todd Neufeld discusses the plan for turret construction with his team.
Multiple Jacks were displayed throughout the sculpture to tell the story of Jack and the beanstalk. This one was affectionately referred to as "Happy Jack". Only one Jack at a time was fully viewable.
Artist Brian Asman was drafted to create the giant's head.
The dedicated crew twisted thousands upon thousands of green balloon dogs to create the lush carpet of grass.
Crew members assembled giant leaves for the beanstalk.
"Sad Jack" getting berated by his mother for trading their only cow for a few beans.
Kelly congratulates the crew on their hard work, and describes the placement of the finishing touches.
"Sneaky Jack" slinking behind the castle as he steals the golden goose.
Mats of "dog grass" were spread throughout the sculpture to complete the piece.