Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heart of the Art: Yarn bombers weave their mark

BombShells release yarn bomb on Central Parkway.
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The setting - Cincinnati's Central Parkway median strip. The target - every tree, planter, pole, and utility box along the median. The villain - an incognito knitting faction known only as BombShells. In September, the posse, who's spray paint transforms into knitting needles and endless yarn, weaved their mark on Cincy. Like graffiti artists, the BombShells, in hidden identities, knitted their way across Central Parkway in downtown. From yarn puffs and jellyfish hanging from trees to Oz's wicked witch squashed beneath a huge planter, the yarn bomb survived two weeks before vanishing. Nevertheless, it was quite an awe-inspiring exhibit while it lasted!

Yarn bomb slideshow w/ music by Hectic Zeniths (my new favorite trip hop band); song titles: why shoot debris about it; zeitschtichen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_7z6z-nyuw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Hectic Zeniths: http://hecticzeniths.bandcamp.com/

Note: Although no knitters have been identified, it has been discovered that Art Works, a local nonprofit arts organization, supported the project: http://www.artworkscincinnati.org/.

1 comments:

aultparksunrise.com said...

There have been some great "hidden" yard bombs scattered around Cincinnati. I love the idea. Reminds me of the guerrilla lego art. http://creativenonconformity.blogspot.com/2010/06/artist-fills-gaps-with-lego-bricks.html

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