In the past months, I’ve been getting numerous feedback/requests for a “team” piece. So after doing a new Face-Off piece, titled “Down-Set” (see below), named after the words coming from the ref starting the first play of a lacrosse game, I realized [it] is a “team” sport after all!
I wanted to display the power of offense in speed, determination and intimidation. The words “Run & Gun” came to mind and as a goalie, the offense I respect and fear the most, is the one that doesn’t settle and slow the ball down. Believe that!
In my opinion, the best shooters – shoot on the run and hide their stick. Equipped with these off-set heads and “feather-weight” shafts, these shooters can swing it like golf clubs!
I wanted to have the stick “off-the-hip” not giving away a hint of a high or low shot being released. These players are the “creative ones”, who can change planes at the last second.
To finish the “team” characteristic, I added a defensive player – LSM or close defenseman about to get beat. The finished piece is here:
Just in case there are those who still like the “individual” factor, I still kept you in mind. :o)