Soccer or football, it doesn't matter what you call it. Every ball has its last game. And when that time comes, what better way to honour it than with a stunning work of art?
Introducing an original round painting artwork by Collette Renee Fergus, a New Zealand Contemporary Artist.
This beautiful round painting of an old football is not just a statement piece; it's a conversation starter. Highly textured and painted in high-quality golden paints and mediums, its convex round canvas gives it extra 3D qualities, making it a true work of art. While you're here take a look at another ball in this series - The Winner's Ball
Measuring 508mm x 25mm deep, it's ready to hang with a flat-to-the-wall hanger and signed on the back. So whether you're a die-hard soccer/football fan or simply appreciate fine art, this unique piece will surely capture your attention.
For just $790.00 NZD, it's an ideal gift for anyone who loves soccer/football or simply appreciates contemporary art. The worn, "lived in" look of the ball, captured through the stunning crackle effect, gives it a lovely texture that will catch the eye of anyone who sees it.
This ball has seen many games and lived a much-loved life, just like the art lover who will undoubtedly cherish it for years to come.
So, if you're looking for a unique piece of art that tells a story and sparks conversation, talk to us now about "The Last Game" a roud painting by Collette Renee Fergus. Contact us today to buy or for more information.
A little bit about Soccer Balls
Have you ever wondered what makes a soccer ball so unique? It's much more than just a round object that players kick around on the field. Let's take a closer look.
Did you know that in the early days of soccer, most balls were black or brown? Low-light conditions made it difficult for players to see the ball, resulting in the ball's design morphing to black and white and even including other colour panels at times. This makes it easier to track the ball on the field by making it more visible.
Typically, soccer balls are made up of 32 panels that are stitched together, and they can be made from a variety of materials, including leather, synthetic leather, and rubber. But did you know that back in the day, soccer balls were made from animal bladders, most commonly from pigs? These were inflated and covered in leather, but they needed to be more durable and often required replacing during a game.
Today's soccer balls are highly engineered pieces of equipment that have undergone numerous design changes over the years. FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, regulates the size and weight of soccer balls, typically between 27 and 28 inches and weighing between 14 and 16 ounces.
But that's not all. A soccer ball's internal pressure determines its bounce predictability and is one of its most important features. It's inflated to between 8.5 and 15.6 psi (pounds per square inch). If the pressure is too low, the ball won't bounce properly, and if it's too high, it'll be difficult to control.
Likewise, the surface texture of the ball is crucial, as it's covered in tiny bumps and ridges that make it easy for players to grip. The texture of the ball can also affect its flight through the air. A smooth ball will typically travel farther and faster than a ball with a rougher surface.
Finally, the design of a soccer ball can be a great marketing tool. Many soccer balls feature unique designs that are meant to catch the eye of fans and players. For example, some soccer balls feature the logos of major soccer clubs or national teams. Others feature colourful patterns or designs that are meant to reflect the culture of a particular country or region.
As simple as it may seem on the outside, the soccer ball is more than that. Every aspect of its creation is carefully considered to ensure that it performs at the highest level, from its size and weight to its texture and colour. So, the next time you watch a soccer game, take a moment to appreciate the humble soccer ball and all it represents.