Artists know no bounds to the language of creative expression; this has proven to be true once again as Tennis Courts are now the source of inspiration for handful of chosen creatives.
A recent New York Times article highlighted cities and artists where significant pieces of art can be found on their courts.This project is named “Art Courts,” an organization spearheaded by the United States Tennis Association to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Open. These art courts are bringing enthusiasm and color into communities that are either poor or underrepresented.
These art courts are funded by a $500,000 effort from Chase to grow youth tennis.
Artists from around the world have contributed to these efforts. These art courts may have created results to bring tennis back to prominence. Perhaps a little color on the courts can go a long way.
Participating artist Justus Roe commented I’m hoping to capture that energy and emotion that’s specific to tennis. I’m thinking about the sight lines, how people on the court are going to see it, and then, of course, the aerial perspective. I’m also trying to convey that sort of emotion and energy as it relates to the surrounding landscape.”