Vaughan creates ”batting art works”

March 21st, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar.21 (ANI): Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has demonstrated the art of batting off the pitch with a series of paintings created with cricket balls. The “Artballing” series of paintings involved the batsman hitting paint covered balls at a stencil over a canvas to create a unique set of 60 images.
According to The Sun, each picture involves him recreating all the shots he played in his most notable innings. The balls hitting the canvas recreate images such as the cricketer holding up the Ashes from 2005.
For one canvas he reproduced his famous 166 against Australia in the same Test series with different colours representing the number of fours and sixes that made up the innings.
Vaughan, who resigned as captain in August 2007, also threw some of the cricket balls at the canvas to build up the various images.
The paintings, which will be on show at the Smithfield Gallery in central London for a week from May 2, are expected to sell for several thousand pounds each with some of the proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Awareness and Professional Cricketers” Association Benevolent Fund. (ANI)

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