shelleyhimmelstein

This project started over 20 years ago when, caught up by the pageantry and excitement of the FIFA World Cup, I made a series of drawings from the 1994 games as a springboard for paintings. Subsequently, every four years I’ve continued to explore the rich visual dynamics of these soccer matches with the constaint that each composition be realized during a live TV broadcast. Someday, I hope to stage an exhibition that invites people to witness the evolution of a new series while enjoying the broadcasts; by the final, the walls will be filled with past and present compositions.

Links to related work:
Soccerscapes in oil and as feltworks

FIFA WORLD CUP UNITED STATES 1994
WC94_12-070994

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Materials:
Prismacolor Art Stix and Pencils on Vangerow’s Sketch-book 9.5”x7.25” (18cmx24cm) and Fabriano Acquarelle 21cm x 29.7cm.