This is the counterpoint to my walk across the US. Instead of seeing a million places for just a minute each, I'm going to spend a million minutes exploring just one place. By the time I finish walking every block of every street in all five boroughs, I'll have traveled more than 8,000 miles on foot — all within a single city. Details!
Your donations allow me to keep walking full-time. If you think what I'm doing is valuable and you'd like to offer some support, I would be very grateful. On the other hand, if you think I'm a worthless bum, feel free to email me and tell me to get a job, bozo. Both are excellent options!
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.
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?
That said, this is really clever, definitely the best DOT-sponsored fence project I’ve ever seen.
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?
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.
Did they plan ahead?
Judging from the photo linked by Matt, they didn’t :))
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.
I like it! :o)
So New York City has yarn bombs and Alabama cities have Toilet Paper bombs – I’d rather see a yarn bomb.