Drawing and Baseball: 15 Historic Braves Games
Presented by the Airport Art Program
Series of 15 drawings based on significant games in Atlanta Braves history. In these visual box scores, Walton constructs a system that translates and records the action of the games into the drawings before you. Acting as a visual guide for a live athletic performance, Walton’s system interprets the unfolding game; curved graphite lines stand for base hits; a fly ball out is a straight line and angle; a double is a wide stripe running top to bottom; a home run is a thick dark blue line across paper; areas of wash represent strikeouts and walks; errors are bright green line segments. The accompanying video shows the creation of the drawings and provides further information about Walton’s system-based process.
Here you can read an essay written Essay by By William C. Agee - Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History, Hunter College