Here’s a close-up video of the eleven players on the “Football, circa 1890” monument. Still have months to go. Love the fine tuning process. As Rodin said about his “Gates of Hell”, “How can I finish it when I haven’t had time to forget it?”
I’ve taken inspiration from hundreds of vintage 1800’s photos.
“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’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.