If you like a little Kabbalah with your baseball and your artwork, do I have the product for you! Click through for the print. From the artist’s statement:
The uncanny similarity in shape between the baseball diamond and the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, which has been pointed out before, is what sparked the idea for this work, but the similarities do not end only in form.
While the Tree of Life, or Etz haChayim (עץ החיים) in Hebrew, is a mystical symbol used to understand the nature of God and the manner in which He created the world, it also depicts a “map” of Creation. It details the various spiritual elements of the world that surrounds us.
To the true baseball fan, concepts such as beauty, splendor, strength and wisdom are just as much a part of the game as the sacrifice fly or the seventh inning stretch. These spiritual entities are present in every facet of the game, and they stand as a microcosm of our life experience, enriched and fulfilled.
Or, if you want beauty, splendor, strength, and wisdom all in the same picture without buying this thing, you can snap a photo of Erin Andrews doing a standup interview of Albert Pujols and Bill James before an interleague game on some glorious summer evening at Fenway Park. I’ll let you guys figure out who represents what.