Victor Solomon and his extravagant “Literally Balling” series continues to expand, as the artist has now unveiled another eye-catching variation of a basketball, dubbed, Moonshot VS.004.
Kintsugi – the ancient Japanese practice of ceramic repair, celebrates a vessels imperfections by re-joining it’s parts with gold dust and resin – highlighting the cracks and repairs as formative parts of an object’s history. ✨ In collaboration with ceramicist Brock Deboer ( @b_r_o_c_k ), Moonshot VS.004 parallels this philosophy, allegorically memorializing the challenges of an athlete’s journey by constructing, destroying and repairing a porcelain basketball with this storied process. ✨ Moonshot VS.004 – Porcelain, gold dust and resin, edition of 33 unique pieces, available now at LiterallyBalling.com/Shop ✨ 🎥 @drewbachrach
Made in conjunction with ceramicist Brock Deboer, the circular sculpture has been comprised of reconstructed porcelain, gold dust and resin. The design takes cues from the ancient Japanese practice of ceramic repair, Kintsugi, highlighting the cracks and repairs as formative parts of an object’s history.
introducing moonshot vs.004 – reconstructed porcelain, gold dust and resin – process and philosophy inspired by ancient Japanese ceramic repair technique, Kintsugi ✨ made in collaboration w @b_r_o_c_k 📷 @geordypearson
Measuring in at 9″ in diameter, the meticulously crafted art piece is limited to 33 only, and can be purchased at Literally Balling for a cool $2,499 USD.
For more from Victor Solomon, and his craft for turning basketball into art, read our exclusive interview with the artist here.