Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pic of the Day: Doubly Symbolic Severed Leg LeBron Art

Posted by on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 1:32 PM

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New York-based artist Don Porcella specializes in pipe cleaner art. He's completed a mini-series focusing on NBA stars and shoes and it's... intense.

"King James" is the third in a series including "Air Jordan" and "Kobe". About the New Balance shoe artwork: "The leg is severed because the brand becomes more important than the player as the ever popular shoe culture aims to package the experience. I had my early Air Jordan's stolen and ever since then I have tried to recreate that experience in art. The severed leg is me getting my shoes stolen. I guess Cleveland feels that way now..."

Deep, man, deep.

These pipe cleaner artworks aren't like voodoo dolls, by chance, are they? Any chance Porcella created this the day before LeBron hurt his hammy? Because if so, he should do, like, 972 more.

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