Some might think that basketball backboards are no place for delicacy, but artist Victor Solomon clearly disagrees. His project Literally Balling consists of handmade stained glass backboards and bejeweled basketball nets. What began as a joke is now very much a reality and an unexpected source of beauty.
We typically consider stained glass as an older medium, as centuries old churches rush to mind. These artistic basketball backboards offer a fresh perspective and are often influenced by the very sport they appear in. This is evidenced by the circular ball-inspired patterns in the stained glass, as well as the court-mimicry. Even the nets indicate an "esthetic convergence of historical opulence and our modern day kings of court" with their decadent detailing.