Saturday, May 21, 2011

be still my heart

i am always thrilled to find those with great imagination and the ability to execute their visions...  a (nother) passion to contemplate - to leave me figuring out how to wiggle some more time into my day... 


Crochet Tree
crochet tree by babukatorium


this hungarian artist came to my attention on flickr ... and yes, she has an etsy shop! i just fell in love with this idea... her delicately crocheted spider webs in beautiful colors integrated into a natural environment... 

and wouldn't you know, not days later, an article in the new york times came to my attention? 'graffiti's cozy, feminine side' 

i present to you some of the artists and crafters working with yarn in public places... and really, i am sure there are many others that i don't know about - no offense intended if you are one, i am new to this and enthusiastically sharing the beauty i know of... the idea of graffiti vs. fine art works well here - as with anything, there are degrees of proficiency and complexity evidenced in the different work...  


pink vest on rocky outside of the philadelphia museum of art
 encouraging people to 'go see the art' by
jessie hemmons a.k.a. ishknits 

jessie has a website, etsy shop, flickr and tumblr accounts... she has been featured on blogs in  magazines... obviously yarn bombers are doing this on the sly - attempting not to get 'caught'... jessie calls herself 'philadelphia' yarn bomber'... what i love about jessie's work is the presence of the fibers in an urban environment... this really resonates with me - fibers and metal... 

Seat Finished 500
ishknits - there is a photo of her installing this in her flickr acct...

agata oleksiak, olek, is an artist in nyc & has work in galleries and museums... you can learn about her work on her website and her blog... 

wall street bull, nyc by olek
there is a video of this installation - 

olek - image from her website


4 comments:

MaCarroll Beads said...

WOW! I would have never known..... Thanks for sharing all of these crazy cool designs! Love it!!!

Jenni said...

They are amazing, I had never heard of people doing that before now.
Wonderful to bring your craft out in to the open like that...
jenni

Patty said...

These are wonderful, powerful messages that I would love to see in person sometime.

D'Arsie Manzella said...

I LOVE this artist's work. Thank you for featuring it. It is so fun and vibrant!

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