Basketball – Artist Gilda Garza creates a Sculpture called “Sole of Phoenix” for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA

Gilda Garza Paints Giant Sneaker to Mark the Phoenix Suns of the NBA ’ 50th Anniversary

Mexican Painter, Gilda Garza, delighted scores of guests at The Phoenix Suns’ of the NBA, Slam Dunk at 50 celebrations event held on September 22, with her rendition of a giant basketball shoe.

The giant shoe called The Sole of Phoenix dubbed ‘Love without Borders’ was painted with vibrant shades of orange and gold on the upper and featured black laces and outsole. The artist added a bit of drama to the piece with her use of paint dripping technique which saw fine streaks of gold paint dripping onto the black outsole.  Ever the patriotic painter, Garza’s painting featured two Phoenix Suns cheerleaders on each side of the shoe- one reaching towards a US Flag fireworks and the other reaching towards a Mexican flag fireworks.

Gilda is pictured here with Devin Booker of The Phoenix Suns of The NBA

Garza made her U.S. debut in December 2016 but she has already built a strong following of art lovers. The painting is ranked among her biggest ever projects. In one of her Instagram posts posing beside the shoe, the artist shared with her, more than 44,000, fans that she would be donating 100% of her earnings from the giant shoe painting to Oaxaca to support victims of the recent earthquake.

She wrote: “Who wants to come with me? We will take it in food and I will deliver it personally.”
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