Watchmakers Movado wanted something very special for their company spokesman, New York Yankee legend Derek Jeter, for whom they have just created a new line of watches. To create a unique portrait, they hired Jellio, famous for their fun and funky installations and unique products.
above: Kevin Champney of Jellio beside his mosaic, The Face of Baseball
Derek Jeter Baseball Mosaic
“The Face of Baseball” is a mosaic made by Kevin Champeny of Jellio. Champney hand cast tons of tiny 1/2″ diameter baseballs, chose a color palette, painted them and built a 48” x 60” mosaic using over 10,000 of the mini painted resin baseballs.
The cast 1/2″ diameter resin baseballs:
painted cast baseballs:
Painted baseballs, ready to build the mosaic:
The portrait in progress:
images courtesy of Jellio and Kevin Champney
Today Derek Jeter is set to play ball for the last time at Yankee Stadium. This portrait is the perfect farewell to “The Captain”