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This guy wants to blow your mind with his balloon art

Sep 8, 2014

Tim Thurmond and one of his balloon projects
Credit User: Tim Thurmond / facebook

 

What's the first image that comes to mind when you hear "balloon sculpture?"

For most of us, it's a pirate's sword or a wiener dog, maybe made by a clown at a kid's birthday party.

But when you look at the balloon creations by artist Tim Thurmond of Brighton, all of that goes right out the window. His work include the Tardis from "Doctor Who," and a feather dragon that's 43 feet in length with wings that reach about another 15 feet. 

"A lot of this stuff I do is to blow people's mind. My goal is to show people that balloons can be an art form," says Thurmond.

His work has just been featured in the newest edition of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Reality Shock! book, and he is in the Guinness Book of World Records.

You can see a gallery of Thurmond's work on his website.

* Listen to our conversation with Tim Thurmond above.

Stateside host Cynthia Canty stumbled upon Tim Thurmond at the Rochester Art & Apples last weekend. Here's a video of Thurmond that Cynthia took.