20 May 2011

Grandma Graffiti

Did you see the article in yesterday's Times about people knitting sweaters for statues and lampposts? Yarn graffiti, if you will. Or yarn bombing. There's even a whole book out: Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti.

Rocky says . . .Like this little sweater, made by Jessie Hemmons for the Rocky statue in Philadelphia. He's gotta be cold, standing out there all the time. He totally needed a pink sweater that says "Go See The Art". Right?

So I got to thinking. There's a new statue near my office, a shiny silver statue of Andy Warhol, polaroid camera slung round his neck, Bloomingdale's bag in his right hand. Public art. Not far from where The Factory was. What he's missing is, oh, maybe a wig. I mean, he always wore a wig.

The Andy MonumentSo what I'm thinking is, someone needs to knit a nice wig for the Andy in Union Square. If I were a better knitter, I'd do it.

Volunteers?

12 comments:

Very Mary said...

Is it as easy as decorating a coconut?

n said...

I wish I had the skillz! Unfortunately I can only knit boring things like scarves. Great Idea though.

ifbyyes said...

Hahahaha! I sent the Yarn Bombing link to a friend who knits.

Awesome Mom said...

Yarn bombing is fun until you live in a town that accepts it. There are bits of knitting all over my town.

De said...

It would give me something to practice on. As the curator of his personal effects pointed out, the wigs are "a bit gross," as is my beginner knitting.

As I proceed with letting my hair turn white, I am discovering the truth in Warhol's theory that white hair makes you ageless - I find that I dress younger to offset it.

Bibliomama said...

Lady, I so like the way you think. (but you knew that already).

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Maybe this is just the incentive you need to take your knitting to the next level!

amira said...

Yarn bombing is new to me, but what a great idea. If I could knit or had the patience to learn how to, I'd totally jump on that!

Patois said...

That is a fabulous idea. Can't wait to see who is up for the challenge.

Stimey said...

Guerrilla art. Love it. I can't wait to hear about the yarn bombing because, seriously, if you don't blog it, I will come yarn bomb your house.

Always Home and Uncool said...

I just brushed down my dog. Could I just glue some of the sheddings to a shower cap?

Kyla said...

I heard about yarn bombing a while ago and I cannot remember where or when! I had totally forgotten about it until now.