BasketArt Court

I had a dream on May 13th and (surprisingly) I drew it the next day. Then I built it.  One idea, amongst others, was turning “public sports” into “public art.” Because of the pandemic we had, there was no hoops and I stayed 6′ away from people. But had a lot of fun talking to them and watching how they interacted with the tubes. Someone, or a group, took the tubes down around June 22. I still have them, for the future…

I estimate I spent 150 hours creating this. The bicycle inner tubes total weigh about 180 pounds. And it held together with almost 100% square knots.

Jefferson Playground
Jamaica Plain / Boston, MA US
2020.05.13

The Boston Globe ‘Some Assembly Required’: well worth assembling June 17, 2021
The ARTery WBUR “Distillery Gallery’s ‘Some Assembly Required’ June 11, 2021
Boston Compass Blog October 5, 2020
The Dig Boston “Hoop Tube: Transforming Public Spaces During the Coronavirus Pandemic” June 5, 2020
Circle Time! Episode 3! Dreams! at 17:41min.  YouTube of BasketArt Court: Tubes and Dreams!  June 2020

(the next film is 11:29 min. and the second film is 3:27)