A lovely friend asked that I photograph this baseball glove to make a wonderful memory come alive for her to see every day. Her dad was very athletic and loved his daughters dearly. He has since passed away. There were many ball tosses and baseball games, as well as the car rides with the radio on, sounds of the Yankee fans cheering from the Bronx stadium. That beautiful sound of a crack of the wood bat against a speeding ball amplified on the speaker of her dad’s old Ford Impala.
I imagine Two young girls in the backseat, giggling and telling one-line jokes for this beloved dad’s enjoyment.
This father had his athletic life curtailed when MS struck. A cruel disease that was unrelenting.
This glove is a like a trophy of the days and ball tosses gone by…of the laughter, hugs and joy that this daughter had with her wonderful father.
The finished art is quite large- 40”x40””, framed in a three inch wide black frame with no matting. The print was made on acid free fine art paper.
We also considered producing it as an acrylic image, an interesting and very modern way to present art- frameless, and with an appearance similar to the screen of a computer, colors saturated and crisp. In the end with opted for a more subtle and traditional look for a very modern room.