Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Yarn Bomber Attacks Wall Street

I think this yarn bomber must be the same one from the bombed bicycle.

"As many Americans were spending Christmas night with their families, Olek, a New York based artist was near Wall Street, freezing her fingers to the bone while outfitting the famous "Charging Bull" into a giant knitted cozy.

"Why did she feel compelled to crochet a sweater for the brass Bull? Partly, it was because of the economy and partly because she was homesick.

"'I wanted to make it for all those people who couldn't make it to their families and for those people who don't have coats and don't have any money.'"

This is so cool to me. She took her own time and money to create something artistic like that bull cozy.

"But like much "guerrilla art," Olek's work was not on display for long. She says the caretaker of the park tore it apart early in the morning. (What a killjoy!)

"Still, Olek remains optimistic about the future. 'I really hope that I can do it again. This crocheted cover represents my best wishes to all of us. It will be a great, prosperous year with many wonderful surprises!'"

She has this great video of her putting the cozy on the bull, as well! Be sure to check out her little ladder. It's even been yarn bombed with that same pink and purple camouflage yarn. She seems to use a lot of that kind of yarn pattern. And if you think the bull and bike are interesting, then you need to take a look at her website too.

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