I am a working artist living in Oak Ridge, North Carolina.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Grrl+Dog has issued a Global Guerilla Knitting and Crochet challenge. The idea is that you make something knitted, crocheted, sewn, braided...you name it. Then you attach your (in my case crocheted) piece to something like a tree or telephone pole. Or you can leave your piece in the public arena on say a park bench for people to enjoy. Public art that is removable, hurts no thing and no one but is fun and makes one think..."why is that there?, what does that mean? Wow! I like that!"
Here is my trial run in the back yard. Tomorrow I am going out to do the first run of my participation in this great fun project. I wanted to time my performance so I can know how early I have to get up so as not to be spotted.
When I first saw these lovely knitted pieces it was on the blog of Jafabrit, who with others in her amazing Yellow Springs community, were making headlines. On the way home from London last spring I saw their trees in the news paper on the plane. My hubby showed me and I said, "I know those trees!." And from there I have followed the progression of this public art pouring. Not sure where it started, but I love it! Wanted to give a shout out to Jafabrit!