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Berkeley Rep gets yarnbombed

posted by Terence Keane on Tue, Oct 5, 2010
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Yarnbomb If you've come to the Theatre lately -- or just walked down Addison Street -- you may have noticed the cute little cozies that someone knitted for the street signs.

To keep the poles from getting cold? Your guess is as good as ours...

Now someone sheds some light on this mystery. According to a story in the Monterery Herald, the cozies are the work of "a woman who calls herself Streetcolor to avoid attention from the authorities. And she's not selling a thing. She's 'yarnbombing,' spending at least 12 hours a day spinning yarn and knitting pole cozies. So far she has placed nearly 50 around the California towns of Berkeley, Oakland and Kensington."

"It's only going to be up for a while, and I think it enhances the area," she says. "It's just this momentary experience of it being more fun to be there."

Curious? Read all about it.

There's a debate about whether this is art or graffiti. What do you think?

Comments:

I like the name post graffiti or neo graffiti for what we do
streetcolor at
streetcolor.wordpress.com

streetcolor | Tue, Oct 5, 2010


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