IGGY & MAGS HERMANO AMERICAN FLAMINGO - PORTRAIT STUDY
ACCOMPANYING THE STUDY:
It’s Tuesday evening and, like every Tuesday, at 4:00 on the dot, Mags clocks out and hustles an hour across town to the neighbourhood basketball court before dusk sets in. The park has no lights, giving them only two and a half hours of play...but it is worth every moment. It has been a weekly ritual since Iggy was little - before he could even make the net. Mags Hermano American Flamingo says his favourite sport of all is basketball. That isn’t true. It is golf, but he loves basketball more. Because when he plays, he plays with his son Iggy.
While Mags doesn't express in words just why he loves the game so much, it is easy to see. The rush of the play; the satisfaction of a good pick and roll, a good block, a good steal, a good hook shot. Shutting down the opposition by putting up a stronger defense - and doing it together, as a team. This is the most satisfying part.
When he was younger, Mags would go for the glory shots. But now, with time, he’s evolved. Everyone at the park calls him Pops. He takes a more supportive role. He plays smarter, with strategy making up for lost agility. The opposition is invariably younger, more athletic, more energetic, quicker, but they don’t play team basketball.
To win, which they do more often than not, Mags and Iggy need to anticipate each other’s moves and intentions; they need to be in sync. This connection has migrated off the court, effortlessly strengthening their bond and growing their relationship. Lately though, Iggy has been missing their Tuesday dates. It isn’t because he doesn’t want to play or spend time with Mags. Nope, it’s because he just welcomed his own son into the world. But soon Iggy will be back. And soon enough after that, Little will be big enough to play, and it’ll be Iggy eagerly hustling to the basketball court after work.
Portrait Study, 9” x 12” with backer board in protective cello.
Accompanying the Study on a separate sheet is a whimsical tale of the animal featured. Entirely collectible, the stories intertwine, creating a much-loved community of characters.
We print on Canson® Infinity Arches® Aquarelle Rag luxuriously thick 310 gsm, 100% cotton paper. This archival, matte paper with a felt-marked finish and even natural grain showcases crisp detail and vibrant colour. It is mould-made by master papermakers using one of the world’s few remaining cylinder mould machines. The company has been making very high quality art papers such as this since 1492.
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