STILL LIFE WITH SOFT/BASEBALLS

 

The drawings of these softballs and baseballs began much like the way Van Gogh began his paintings of shoes. Van Gogh found his shoes left out on the streets of Paris. I found these softballs/baseballs (while walking my dog) on the baseball fields of Union, NJ. Union and Paris are very similar in the spring. The subject matter for both artworks is found objects. The “softballs/baseballs” represent a variety of things to me. They are a metaphor for people, and they are also a symbol for hard times. However, they are also hopeful in the sense that after being hit in the field of life you are still there.

Patsy
The Jung Brothers
4 views of self
Three couples
Jonesey and X-ray
The Brother's Jung
Sasha
The Sevila family
Old timer & Spring chicken
Larry C.
The Piccolo family
The Patel family
The Van Gogh family
Jack and the boys
Olivia
Maryanne
Michael
The Sisco family
The Pujol family
The Smith family
Lenny M.
The choir
Larry W.
Mark M.