10-21-2006, 10:13 PM #1
Man Builds Haunted House Out of Balloons
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (AP) -- Instead of clay or wood, sculptor Larry Moss prefers a highly malleable but far less durable material: balloons. Moss typically creates air-filled models of humans, animals and monsters, but his latest piece of performance art is even spookier: a 10-room, 10,000-square-foot, walk-through haunted house made out of 130,000 latex balloons covering everything but the floors and ceilings.
The Balloon Manor and its inhabitants - quirky, hilarious and somewhat creepy Halloween creatures - fill a wing of the Medley Centre mall in this Rochester suburb.
Its "boo-loon" show opened Friday and runs through next weekend. That's about as long as the artwork can last - with periodic infus http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...ERTAINMENTions of air.