handmade balls

“…this intimate exhibition of author and motivational speaker Kevin Carroll‘s personal travel memorabilia…focuses on Kevin’s collection of hand-crafted balls from across the world. The balls’ materials, construction techniques and various states of wear are provocative and beautiful but the resourcefulness of their creators—often children in dire conditions—is the real subject and inspires the viewer to pursue their own can-do path of DIY self-sufficiency. The collection makes tangible our undeniable human need for play and the motivating power of passion.”

The Art of Sport + Play
Mercy Corps
Portland, Oregon
11am – 5pm, Monday–Friday
Now through July 31

And my two cents:

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  1. Lisa Meekison Reichenbach on May 9, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Hello, Bernie. Lovely post and inspiring images. Have you seen John Fox’s book “The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game”? It gives a fascinating account of our hunger for ball games and the many societies and contexts in which they’ve been created.

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