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Yarn bomber adorns Denver statue

Image: Kyle Williams and Denver Post
Kyle Williams stands under the fiber art he created. Image: Kyle Williams and Denver Post

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.

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