victor solomon's stained glass basketball backboards are 'literally balling' victor solomon's stained glass basketball backboards are 'literally balling'
feb 13, 2015

victor solomon's stained glass basketball backboards are 'literally balling'

victor solomon’s stained glass basketball backboards are ‘literally balling’
all images courtesy of victor solomon

 

 

 

superstar basketball players are often christened ‘kings of the court’, collecting million-dollar paychecks and glorified by fans for their finesse on the floor. artist victor solomon found a unique link between the luxury lifestyle lived by professional athletes and their playing field, uniting the ideas together in a series of basketball backboards handcrafted from stained glass and jewels.

 

each of the three designs that make up the aptly titled ‘literally balling‘ series have been painstakingly rendered in the traditional ‘tiffany-style’ stained glass — luminous, colorful and intricately composed. solomon pours more than 100 hours of precise labor into the collection — design, shaping and cutting the glass, meticulous soldering, gold-plating the rim, hand weaving the customized net, fabricating the frame and mounting. what began as a joke between solomon and friends obviously tapped the zeitgeist, seeing sport as grounds for an artistic age.

stained glass basketball backboards victor solomon
gold chains replace the usual netting

 

 

 

joseph gross gallery presents one piece from solomon’s ‘literally balling’ series at scope miami from december 1- 6, 2015.


colorful glass is placed in a floral composition

stained glass basketball backboards victor solomon

stained glass basketball hoop backboards victor solomon
pink and light yellow stained glass is geometrically arranged in the backboard

stained glass basketball backboards victor solomon

stained glass basketball backboards victor solomon
hanging jewels replace the woven basketball net 

stained glass basketball hoop backboards victor solomon

stained glass basketball backboards victor solomon
a circular pattern is imprinted into the glass

stained glass basketball hoop backboards victor solomon

stained glass basketball backboards victor solomon

 

h/t [creators project]

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