Day 25

Plan Ahead

January 24th, 2012



318 knitted fence posts. You can't quite see the joke in this shot; here's a much better photo by a friend of the artists.

10 Comments

  1. Brittany O. says:

    Wasn’t there like a CSI:NY episode about something like this? Apparently I watch too much television and need to get out more to see the real things.

  2. Jason Eppink says:

    I need to just sit down and write my rant against yarn-bombing. This stuff looks great in the beginning, in the photos that are published online, but as it weathers it gets soggy and unsightly. You never see photos of a yarn-bomb two months later.

    Paint and paper fail gracefully; this stuff just gets gross. It’s not just me, right?

    • Jason Eppink says:

      That said, this is really clever, definitely the best DOT-sponsored fence project I’ve ever seen.

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      It’s weird to me Jason and I’m not from there. Why would you yarn something outside? I can only imagine how gross it ends up looking over time.
      Does anybody eventually come along and take it down?

      • Jason Eppink says:

        Since this project was authorized, it will probably be removed to make way for another installation. But generally, yarn bombing is a street art subgenre, and projects are left behind just like a stencil or a wheat paste.

  3. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Did they plan ahead?

  4. tna says:

    I never knew this about myself until reading your new walk and enjoying the pictures…I like buildings to look like buildings.
    I know it’s supposed to be “artistic” and an improvement on an old and ugly building but I guess I like old and ugy buildings.
    New York City seems to be full of lousy artists who think a building or a fence is their canvas.

  5. Candice in Alabama says:

    I like it! :o)

  6. Candice in Alabama says:

    So New York City has yarn bombs and Alabama cities have Toilet Paper bombs – I’d rather see a yarn bomb.

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