To celebrate the resumption of the NBA, artist Victor Solomon transformed a dilapidated basketball court into a true work of art using the traditional Japanese technique of Kintsugi, centuries-old art of fixing broken ceramics with gold. In fact, after the redevelopment work, the court was named “Kintsugi Court“.
Located in South Los Angeles, Solomon and his team filled the camp’s flashy cracks with a special tree sap lacquer dusted with gold dust.
Sport can entertain, inspire and distract, but most of all, sport can help us heal.
It is no coincidence that the artist chose the ancient Japanese technique to upgrade the old camp with gold, to accentuate healing as a formative part of his journey.
But Solomon and his team didn’t just repair the ground, they also repainted the surface of the camp and replaced the boards and circles of the camp. Below are photos of this masterpiece signed by Victor Solomon and his special team.