Based on Balls

Dimensions:
10' x 10' x 41'

Installed:
Chase Field Ballpark, Phoenix, AZ

Based on Balls is an entertaining ball machine sculpture with a baseball theme inspired by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The sculpture uses two different sized balls, includes four tracks and almost fifty devices. When the machine is in-motion a ball bounces down a xylophone stair playing “Take me out to the Ball Game.” Another ball hits a paddle, rings a bell, and activates a sound box, which yells, “You’re out!” A miniature batter swings futilely at a ball that flies through the air from a Loop-the-Loop into a catcher. A ball zips along the track causing a crowd to do “The Wave” and whizzes through a snake that swallows the ball. A Dumper drops a load of balls down a set of bleachers, zooms around miniatures of a hot dog, peanut, and cleated shoe before flying through a Catcher’s open mouth. This ball machine was designed by George Rhoads in collaboration with Rock Stream Studios.




Based on Balls
Based on Balls
Based on Balls
Based on Balls
Based on Balls
Based on Balls
Based on Balls
Based on Balls