wonderful 36' display was designed by Graham & Mary Queen
Rouse as part of the decor for the 2003 Japanese Balloon
Artists Network (JBAN) convention, The convention
of 500 plus attendees was in August 2003 in Yokohama, Japan. The
3D mural followed the convention theme of
"Toy" and was built by students and staff.
The premiere piece was sponsored by Pioneer Balloon
Company of Wichita, Kansas, USA, Emily's Balloon
of Tokyo, Japan and Rouse International of Columbia, SC,
featured (5000) Qualatex 5" latex balloons and (20)
also featured some elements and techniques which can be
used on smaller projects to make your balloon decor easy,
fun, effective and economical. See the article on
the mural in the Toy
Land issue 2003.04 of RouseAbout
Online balloon arts magazine.