After I sculpted the 32 inch wide nine player team piece, “Base Ball, circa 1890”, I had many people ask me to sculpt a single figure, So I did. I call this piece “Towne Ball, 1890.”
This piece will be cast in about a year. I’m pokey….. Getting sculptures out.
So….. I’m often asked by people, “Do you ever sell the clay sculpture after the mold is made?”
“Base Ball” is finally in the ‘mold room’ at the foundry. T’will be August 2015 when the first castings come out.
18 1/2″ high c 32″ wide x 11″ deep
Edition of #50
I love taking wax with me when I’ve got to sit a while. Being a passenger on a plane or in a car (or today getting my oil changed)….allows me to work on some of a pieces finer details in wax. This left hand is going on the man in the lower left side of this piece.
I’m calling it “Base Ball”. It depicts an 1890’s baseball team.
I’ve had the grandest time researching and creating this piece. As early as I can find, baseball made its way out west as early as 1860 (San Francisco). I found baseball clubs in Texas and Colorado…..probably mining towns.
I drew a lot from old photos. Guys in bare feet and overalls touched my heart. Straw hats, quilted pants, small leather belts around ankles (to hold pants tight) all found their way into this piece.
I do love the fringe side of the old west.