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Unformatted text preview: The enlarged baseball has the most characteristics of a gestalt collage. As you look closer, the baseball is comprised of many different baseball players from past decades, mostly from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. Since these pictures are in black and white, it adds a nice texture and a sense of realism to the baseball. Also, the substance in the syringe is comprised of modern and current players other known as the “Steroid Era.” This adds a powerful conceptual theme in that the new “Steroid Era” baseball players are corrupting and destroying the traditional way of baseball. The large white baseball against the dark background adds a sense of contrast and adds a focal point to the overall image. However, I feel the piece is well balanced because the needle in the middle of the baseball leads you to the syringe; meanwhile, the crumbling pieces of the baseball draws your eyes to the sad fan....
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- Spring '08
- Hypodermic needle