Two Yucatecans entered history after obtaining two Guinness World Records for the creation of two works of art made with balloons.
Cándido Dzul, originally from Progreso, and María Méndez from Hunucmá, are the two Yucatecans who were part of the group of artisans who traveled to Mexico City to make a series of Day of the Dead works and other Mexican representations.
The Guinness Records obtained are for “the largest number of people making balloon sculptures” and “the largest mosaic of balloons in the world”, at the initiative of “Select Factories and Clown Balloons”.
According to what was shared by the Yucatecans on their social networks, both participated in the company’s call “Globos Payaso.” They were also in charge of creating the Chichén Itzá castle, the Yucatecan regional costume, and other works.
María Méndez in total was working from November 7 to 10 from 9 in the morning to 10 at night.
As the main theme was the traditional Day of the Dead, representative sets of Mexico were assembled, which would be part of an exhibition, which consisted of trajineras, the castle of Chichén Itzá, alebrijes, a tequila with its catrín de jimador, an eight-meter catrina . As well as a pantheon, an altar of the dead, a little town, and the China Puebla catrina. In addition to dresses woven with balloons replicas of typical costumes of the states.
To maintain order, the artists were divided into random teams, she had to be in the small town project where they made houses, a kiosk, lighthouses, and a fountain.
“We are a grain of sand in a sea of the world of balloon artists. But the greatest satisfaction is the result that can be achieved with so many hands and union of talents,” mentioned the Yucatecan.
María has been working with balloons for seven years, but she has had to undergo constant training with recognized national and international instructors. He has also participated in different projects in other states such as the Posada Globera in Puebla, and the Globofest in Veracruz where sculptures are made.