Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 2822 | Fall 2016 As much as he loves the adventure aspect of his new job, Tim recognizes the importance of remaining self-motivated. So far, he’s had plenty of work to keep him busy. His popularity among professional athletes is gaining steady momentum, with a variety of commission-based projects allowing him to meet or create custom pieces for stars such as Shaquille O'Neal, Miguel Cabrera, Wayne Gretzky, Carey Price, Andre Dawson and more. Although Tim’s work is not exclusive to the category, his passion for baseball certainly has fueled his newfound niche in sports collage art. He loves baseball so much, in fact, that he and his wife included that in their search criteria when they were looking to relocate from Fulton, Mississippi. Tim boldly proclaims that Coastal Carolina University baseball brought him all the way to Myrtle Beach, where he was a season ticket holder long before they brought that shiny College World Series trophy back from Omaha. It seems that people near and far appreciate his love for the game — he receives boxes of baseball cards from folks all over the United States. It’s understandable why — everyone wants to be a part of the magic that Tim creates. And it all stemmed from a joyful childhood pastime. “Collecting cards was a hobby I got into, and my dad joined me when he saw I was interested,” says Tim. “We would set up a table at shows, buy our favorite cards, sell ones we didn't want, trade with other people, etc. My childhood background with those cards has been instrumental in the re-creations now.” In a way, his collages represent the many facets and faces it takes to make up a legendary team, league or nation. World peace may be on his horizon one day, but for now, Tim is happy to continue puttering around the “organized chaos” within his workshop. Tim Carroll fueled his newfound niche in sports collage art. He loves “organized chaos” within his workshop. “It's probably the one place where I know where everything is … even if it makes no sense at all to everyone else,” says Tim. The space is filled with box after box of unused bandages, shoelaces, guitar picks, straws, toothpicks, lug nuts, artificial sweetener packets and more. “It all seems extremely random without the context of the art.” But that’s what Tim does — he turns trash to treasure and inspires us to find the beauty all around us. Ultimately, the unrefined madness of it all plays an integral role in Tim’s art. Even without expensive oil paints, world-class supplies or decades of fine-arts education, amazing work is still produced. That, perhaps, is thanks to one simple truth: Passion cannot be bought. And for Tim, it most certainly cannot be contained. Tim Carroll with Wayne Gretzky