Artist Victor Solomon has patched up the cracks in a Los Angeles basketball court with gold-coloured resin to highlight the role that sport can play in our collective healing process, while the goals were exchanged for a matching set of gold-coloured hoops with transparent backboards.
Called Kintsugi Court, the public artwork is a nod to the titular Japanese craft practice, in which broken pottery is put back together with a precious metals in order to highlight rather than conceals its tumultuous history.
The court is located in South Los Angeles, which is home to some of the city's most disenfranchised communities. Here, Solomon hopes it can provide a space for healing and togetherness via basketball, a sport he describes as a "universally accessible, class-agnostic, race-indifferent platform".