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Three Sewers = A Home Run in Stickball

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014


Three Sewers (Stickball Tribute)

Mastrangelo’s sculpture relief 34″ x 30 ” x 4″

ABOUT STICKBALL:  Stickball was a game that turned the landscape of the city street into an asphalt field of dreams for kids who wanted to play baseball nearby.  An old broom handle morphed into a bat, manhole covers and car tires became the bases and a pink rubber ball  called a SPAULDINE, replaced the hard ball so that the windows of cars and apartments weren’t broken in the process.

Stickball lovers talk about “Three Sewer Hitters” who were the really big hitters.  Manhole covers were about 90 feet apart.  Car Tires served as first base and third base.  The three sewer positions were home base, second base and the outfield limit.  So a batter hitting past the third sewer was a “Home Run Hitter!” Can you just picture the intensity and enthusiasm of the kids who were in charge of their own entertainment and exercise in this simple version of Baseball.

Bobbi Mastrangelo won Fifth Prize on “CityScapes” sponsored by Light Space & Time Online Gallery

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

“Port Washington” 60″ x 40″ x 3″ sculpture relief by Bobbi Mastrangelo

I am delighted to be a prize winner in this fourth annual CityScapes Exhibition.  This competition was posted in Florida Artists Registry and theme fit my urban streets capes, so I submitted my manhole sculpture relief images.

The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery received 547 entries from 19 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mauritius, New Zealand, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom The  Ukraine and entries from 33 different states in the USA. 

Take a few moments to check out the winning artists and their websites.  Then scroll down and view the slide show of the accepted art.  I was captivated by the quality and creative interpretations of city views.

Look closely at The Port Washington sculpture. Notice the blue reflector nestled between the white road stripes:

Do you know the significance of the blue reflector?  If so, please post your answer in the comments.

“Grate wishes” to all you readers!

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