Monday, September 6, 2010

Sterling Hundley- New Work

Lou Gherig on Mayo Island
By: Sterling Hundley

Time and flooding have all but eroded the memories of Richmond’s Mayo Island, and what remains is little more than a swath of earth that holds up the half way point of Mayo Bridge. Surrounded on all sides by the James River, few stop to enjoy the island these days. There was a time when Mayo Island served as the home of Richmond’s minor league baseball team, the Richmond Colts; farm team for the Philadelphia Athletics.

On and off from 1894- 1941, Tate Field, as it was called, was used for home and exhibition games against League rivals, and Professional teams. Legendary sluggers Babe Ruth, and Lou Gherig played a bit of hardball there, and a Lou Gherig home run found it’s way into the James River, bobbing and weaving through the rapids that surround the island. Frequent flooding, and a fire in 1941 eventually forced the Colts to relocate to Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights’.


  1. I love the composition and palette on this one - saw the most recent VA Living this weekend and it turned out great as well!

  2. Man, this made such an impression when I saw it in Virginia Living! The way you handle graphic shapes is fantastic.

  3. I love the palette and application of the media, very strong piece. Outstanding

  4. Wow,

    Thanks everyone for the feedback! Jeff, I'll post the most recent VA Living piece once it's had some time to hit the news stand and make its rounds.

    Thanks again everyone!