ArtPrize: The Evolution of Michigan and Trumbull
ArtPrize features 750 artists showing works across 150 venues in downtown Grand Rapids through October 2nd.
My entry “The Evolution of Michigan and Trumbull” uses six 3D wooden models to trace baseball at “The Corner” from 1896 to 1999.
This was a fun research dive to learn all of the major expansions that Navin Field underwent until eventually becoming Briggs Stadium and then Tiger Stadium.
You can see it at Flanagan’s Irish Pub.
Very nice project! I wish I could make it to Flanagan’s to see it up close.
Thanks. The most fun part is when people see it and then start to remember where they sat for games at old Tiger Stadium.
Hee! My SO and I were just there (outside) a couple weekends ago
I’m fascinated by the rotation. In your research did you come across why? Some building that got tired of being hit by home runs? Prevailing wind direction meant X always happened at 6pm? Something completely different?
Your design is fabulous
Thanks. After about 3:00 PM, batters were looking directly into the sun. When they tore down Bennett Park, they moved home plate so hitters faced northeast away the sun from 1912 to 1999. Most of the expansions were just to add more seating. You can see how saving it in 99 would have been a struggle because it was kinda cobbled together.
Such a great project! Well done.
Thanks for the kind compliments, everyone. You can help make it one of the show favorites by voting at artprize.org.
I went to vote but couldn’t find the right spot. Have you a better link directly to the voting?
After you’ve created an account and logged in, click Artists, then type in Losik, then click the star
Thanks for giving it a shot. ArtPrize.org is the only way in.
This is an awesome project! It’s iinteresting to see the progressions.