My husband is an artist. We have spent numerous hours working on public arts projects. In fact, 90% of the art he does would be considered public art. (He’s a sculptor who creates bronze monuments.) So when I saw knitting and public art in the same sentence I almost fainted from joy!
There is a remarkable group of knitters who do public installations. There name is “Knitta Please” – isn’t that fabulous? The above project involved 69 parking meter cozies in Brooklyn Heights, NY.
“You see the streetscape as being hard and forbidding, but the contrast with this soft, fuzzy, colorful yarn is inherently charming,” said Chelsea Mauldin, the executive director of the Montague Street Business Improvement District, which commissioned the project through Magda Sayeg, an artist whose claims to fame include covering an entire Mexican bus with her knitting. ~ from New York Times article.
One of our Fiber Arts Friday Participants knitted two cozies for this project and brought it to my attention. In a technical glitch, all the FAF particpants from that week have been lost from Mr. Linky. @*&!!?#! So, if the wonderful Knitta who told me about this would please let me know, I would love to post one of your pics of your cozies & tell everyone about your contribution. Email me at katy (at) alpacafarmgirl.com. or tweet me at @AlpacaFarmgirl.
If you know of other public Fiber Arts installations, please leave a comment. Stay tuned next week for the Alpaca-Bunny Smackdown. While there is a competition involved, we will be celebrating alpaca and rabbit fiber with posts and GIVEAWAYS! It all starts Monday. On to this week’s Fiber Arts Friday.
Fiber Arts Friday Blog Carnival!
- Add the permalink to a specific blog post that features something Fiber Art related, rather than your general blog address and not your Etsy store. (Please DO put a link in your blog post that takes us to your store though.)
- Link back to Fiber Arts Friday from your post so that your readers can come and see everyone else’s projects! Use the button or a text link to http://www.alpacafarmgirl.com.
- Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what helps us all connect!