Are you familiar with yarn bombing? It originated in Houston, Texas but has now spread worldwide. Wikipedia describes it as a form of graffiti. I see it as performance art. If it is graffiti, it's benign, since the yarn does no harm and can easily be removed. It certainly makes a statement and I have been mulling the potential of yarn bombing as a form of civil protest. Imagine the most egregiously ugly civic or commercial eyesore in your community. Wouldn't it be satisfying to cover it with a colorful knitted tea cozy? Imagine Donald Trump muffled by a giant knitted tea cozy. There are some tempting possibilities for this treatment here in Charlottesville.
|I wonder if the yarn bomber has enough yarn to do this enormous oak?|
What would you yarn bomb if you could? (I'm particularly curious to hear what Charlottesville readers would choose.)