This may shock you, but Elephants are BIG. That just makes them more fun to sculpt! Naturally, if I wanted to make a giant animal I needed a giant balloon. The inspiration for my Elephant came from giant balloons I climb inside during programs. They can inflate up to six feet with a leaf blower. […]
Dan is a youth minister living in Pensacola, FL. In his spare time he sculpts balloons, plays tennis, plays ultimate frisbee, works on his Doctor of Ministry, and does whatever else he can find to do. While working on graduate degrees he's become an enthusiastic Baylor Football fan. He's been dreaming up The Inflated Story of Noah for over a decade.
One of my favorite rainbow shots has little to do with the rainbow itself. While traveling through Israel, our tour group had the opportunity to stand high on Mt. Carmel, overlooking the valley of Megiddo. You may not recognize that name right off, but this valley is the place of “Armageddon,” mentioned in Revelation 16:16. I […]
It might be obvious to you while looking at The Inflated Story of Noah that I made more than one rainbow. To be honest, my failures with the rainbow are a great reminder to me of the grace God has shown humanity. I set out from the beginning of this project to avoid photoshopping any […]
Regardless of the smaller rainbows, I felt like a special shot was needed for the last page of the book. It needed a full, arching, rainbow! With that in mind, I grabbed several guys from our church college group and headed toward Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. The weather was iffy when we hit the road, […]
Knowing I had nearly made enough animals for this Inflated Story, I set out in fall 2015 to make a final sculpting push. Even though more international trips were unlikely, I wanted to make the final sculptures special. Fortunately, the United States of America is an incredibly diverse place, and the Everglades beckoned from the […]