Thursday, November 10, 2011

YARN BOMBING

I'm sure many of you have seen "knit graffiti" or "yarn bombing" on architectural structures in your town...or if you haven't, you will now. I love seeing art in unexpected places, whether it be graffiti, yarn bombing, Lego patches or strategically placed toys such as The Horse Project in Portland, as long as the art piece does not damage or disrespect public property, I say, keep it coming. 
Knitta Please, also known as simply Knitta, is the group of artists who began the "knit graffiti" movement in HoustonTexas in 2005. They are known for wrapping public architecture—e.g. lampposts, parking meters, telephone poles, and signage—with knitted or crocheted material. It has been called "knit graffiti" and "yarnbombing". The mission is to make street art "a little more warm and fuzzy." Knitta grew to eleven members by the end of 2007, but eventually dwindled down to its founder, Magda Sayeg (based in Austin, Texas), who continues to travel and knit graffiti. Internationally, as many as a dozen groups have followed Knitta's lead. Sayeg and the group have shown their art across the United States and around the world. - Wikipedia 




{images via Knitta Please}





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2 comments:

  1. I've never seen this before, nor do I completely get it, but I like seeing art in unexpected places. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Trisha - Thanks for reading! Let me know if you spot any knit graffiti in your town.
    ~Solana

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