Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yarn bombing


Norcross, a northern suburb of Atlanta, will be yarn bombed on March 31. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., residents participating in Spring Into Yarn will afix knitted items to public objects in the city's historic center. The street art will remain in place through April. Two workshops have been held to teach knitting to prospective bombers. The photo here shows what yarn bombing can look like when the bomber is an artist. Carol Hummel, working in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in 2005, covered this tree in colorful yarn in a juried competition. Tree Cozy won first place and remained on display for three years.

2 comments:

  1. This looks like a great way for people who have little knowledge of plant life to starve trees and shrubs of oxygen, sunlight, and rain while thinking they are doing something really cool.

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  2. Thanks. You're the second person to express concern about the health of the tree.

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