“There is a sublime difference between creating art and making money,” he says thoughtfully. “I’m not opposed to the idea, but at this point I’m still in the wondering stage. It’s my fear that if I were to do so, I would become wrapped up in the business dealings and have less time to create. I need to create seven days a week; that will never change.”
For now, Christian says he’s happy to open his doors to anyone curious enough to step foot in the House of Balls free of charge, just as he has in his previous locations over the past three decades.
And just as the size of his space, variety of materials, and creative energy have continued to develop and change over time, so too has his bowling prowess, “I bowl a lot less than I used to,” he laughs. “I haven’t stuck my fingers in those holes in quite some time.”
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Patrick Strait is a freelance writer who specializes in comedy, pop culture, and basically anything weird. Follow him on Twitter @patrickstrait.