Ok, settle down, settle down please – before you start drafting strongly worded letters of complaint to your local MP, or worse still phoning the Daily Mail, Balloon Jesus was commissioned by a client for a friend who was being ordained.
I must confess I did have reservations about Balloon Jesus. I said it as a joke but when the client clapped for glee and pronounced that “that would be brilliant” I was a little taken back.
“Oh. Well – should I put him.. on a cross?” I murmured.
“Can he sort of have his arms open, in a welcoming gesture?” she asked after a moments thought.
“Sure, I can do that,” I said, and then, gathering a little more confidence; “I suppose a cross would be a little tricky difficult. I mean – Balloons and nails don’t really mix.” Silence. “So, er, yeah, a welcoming gesture – no problem.”
So here he is then. Welcoming Gesture and all.
Next week: Balloon nails!
Our Balloon Jesus was inspired by one made by Ralph Dewey.