Baseball Atoms

Moon Shot

Oil on hardboard, 18”x24”, 2021.

In memory of one of baseball’s all-time greatest players, “Hammerin’ Hank”, Hank (Henry) Aaron.

The hands on, somewhat painstaking experience of painting every one of those baseball atoms each with a shadow and life of its own was deeply immersive. These “baseball atoms” are little pieces that make up a whole encompassing everything about baseball to me: peanut hawkers, shells beneath the seats, beer, the leather getting whacked off the ball from a single or double, and the soaring feeling watching a homerun (moon shot) go out of the park.


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