I’ve been fascinated by yarn bombing since some bombers received a grant to decorate a fence in Denver a few years ago. But most yarn bombing is a form of graffiti, street art often created on the sly.
Now the latest Denver example has appeared — a Colorado state flag Speedo. The swimwear is the creation of Kyle Williams, a guerrilla artist and musician whose daily drives frequently take him past the scrawny nude statues — Jonathan Borofsky’s “The Dancers” at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. It’s an improvement, I think.
I love Williams’ creativity and his execution. I love that he boldly installed his art at midday yesterday instead of in the middle of the night. I love that a police officer stood by and watched while the art was installed.
Yarn bombing is said to have originated in Houston, Texas, in 2005 and has since spread worldwide. I like to think it is well received everywhere because it is creative, colorful, does no damage, and is easily removed. What’s not to like?
A few yarn bombing examples from around the world:
Or just mosey over to Google images and OD on yarn bombs.