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Danny the Idiot

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Nov/December 2010 - When does...?
« on: November 17, 2010, 09:35:57 AM »
When does a balloon Model become a balloon Sculpture?

This question came up and it was thought to be a good discussion topic for the forum.

Please tell us your thoughts and remember - there are no right or wrong answers!    :)
All contributions are welcome from all levels of twisters, decorators, deco-twisters and performers.


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Re: Nov/December 2010 - When does...?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 12:29:42 PM »
For me when a customer says: Oh, this is artistic!
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Re: Nov/December 2010 - When does...?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 01:13:34 PM »
My 'benchmark' has always been if the piece is made to be handled (a dog, rabbit etc) then it is a model, but if it is to be displayed and enjoyed but not touched (dresses etc) then it is a sculpture. This probably doesn't stand up to close scrutiny, but is the rule of thumb I use to define a piece  :)

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Re: Nov/December 2010 - When does...?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 02:23:58 PM »
A lot of people call the balloons we give out whilst entertaining sculptures!!!

So good question????  

Maybe when it goes from being made out of 1 or 2 balloons? not something I find easy to give an answer to!! I agree its easy to say what is a big sculpture, but a sculpture can also be small...

Afterall you cannot deny that Grahams mini rose under glass is not a sculpture and thats less than 2" diameter...

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Re: Nov/December 2010 - When does...?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 07:05:45 PM »
What a fantastic question. Well done to who ever brought this up again!!!

I have no idea to an answer.
I'd class my 1 or 2 balloon shapes as models, and the multi balloon shapes as sculptures.

Good Question!!!
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Re: Nov/December 2010 - When does...?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 06:13:28 AM »
That question should be answered from both views --- creator and spectator.

From the view of a creator, the moment a creation goes beyond basic creations and requires thought and focus, I feel the creation begins to fit into the category of a sculpture.

From the view of a spectator, if a creation has an awe factor, the creation is fit to be described as a sculpture.  I am sure I am not the only one who has heard about a child stashing away a balloon into a safe dresser drawer to protect it.  It is a matter of how the creation is accepted, toy versus treasure.
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Re: Nov/December 2010 - When does...?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011, 02:44:27 PM »
It's an interesting question, recently I've had my balloons called art for the first time, but I'm not sure whether that is true or not.  

My sister in law is an artist (paintings, charcole ect) and I was talking to her about a technique of using a computer projector to base a painting off of, basically the end product is very easily photo realistic and a friend of a friend is making a lot of money using this techinique, but she considers this not to be artistic at all, in fact she sees it a totally pointless.

To her art is only art when it's an expression of something inside of you and the when you communicate that through a media it becomes art.  

And then as has been already stated, what is the spectator seeing, if they see it as art is it not a bit snooby to say it isn't.

I know this is slighly different from is it a modle or a sculture.

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Re: Nov/December 2010 - When does...?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2011, 09:06:19 PM »
Interesting question and some very interesting answers.
I agree with Ben's sister in law that any artistic creation is an expression of a feeling you are bearing inside and according to this point of view you may consider a sculpture only personal creations or re-interpretations of other creators' designs. Anyway, as even when you are reproducing other people's designs, you are using your skills, in some ways, you are using your artistic abilities.
I am also in agreement with Natking and would leave it to the spectator's judgement.
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Re: Nov/December 2010 - When does...?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 12:48:51 AM »
Another way to look at is that every twisted balloon is art, in the same way that everything a 3 year old child makes from clay is a sculpture.

Whether other people see it as art is up to them, for example the childs parents are far more likely to see the child's blob of nothing as fantastic, yet be highly critical of an adults attempt at art.

Is it art?   Yes it is.   Is it made from 3 dimensional components, rather than a flat surface such as a painting or movie, or an abstract concept such as music?  Then it is both art and a sculpture.

Is it worthy of those titles on merits other than the above definitions?  That is more personal to the people seeing it.

So are all twisted balloons art?  In my opinion, yes, even the basic oens or the 'failed' ones.  Ca we expect others to agree with me?  That depends more on the sculpture itself...
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