WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND AND AROUND HERE?

December 04, 1978

Artist Rob Kaufman extends an invitation to his fantasy world, a vision of basketball that is hardly the game he knew as a 6'2" forward on his Chatham Township, N.J. high school team, but the game he imagined then and drew seven years later. The only rule in looking at the next few pages is that literal interpretation is forbidden, not to say impossible. Heed Kaufman's words: "I do not draw what is, but rather I draw what might possibly be." His art is "symbolistic, not surrealistic," rendered in pen and ink or colored pencils. Kaufman, who now lives in New York, explores the "icons of the game"—sneakers and basketballs, arms and legs and heads and hoops. By expanding, contracting, enlarging and shrinking them, he comes up with totally fresh images. How to interpret Kaufman's work? Don't expect Kaufman to tell you. That would only spoil a lot of the fun.

EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONSROB KAUFMAN

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)