Somehow I stumbled into ESPN the Magazine’s photo issue and came across photographs of mangled baseballs by Don Hamerman. As you may or may not recall, I love sports but often have trouble integrating them into paintings. This was an easy call. Although I kinda flew through these and near the last few they basically turned into circle studies, hahaha. I may go back to them at some point and draw/paint them on a larger scale since their best features are in the tiny, tiny details like scuffs and string.