I had one of those days planned that didn't go as planned. Plan A was to go downtown and photograph an old Dr Pepper sign that's painted on the side of a brick building. It was discovered when the building next door was torn down. I'd heard about it on the news and thought I had the address correct, but I didn't, so the sign wasn't found. I'm going back probably this week and hopefully find it.
That lead me to Plan B which was just follow the nose of my car and see where it went. I was fairly close to the Arkansas Art Center and the park that surrounds it, so I decided I'd just stroll around there for a while. Well, the Art Center looked nothing like it normally does. It had been "yarn bombed!" I've heard of small acts of yarn bombing, but nothing like the front of a huge building. Yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.
It was quite a sight to see the nearly 1,200 sq. ft. display of colorful patches and strings of yarn. It's hard to tell, but this is no small building. You can see how small the front doors look and they're well over 8 foot tall. A university art student Chelsye Garrett helped organize the event. She formed a Facebook group to reach artists from across the United States and as far away as Canada and Chile.
The color-scheme begins with cool blues and green panels near to the ground and gradually evolves into warmer purples and yellows, with pinks and reds at the very top.
Colorful yarn patches even covered various trees trunks. From the branches dangled ornaments and flowers.
There was one tree trunk covered with spider webs and black spiders swung from the branches.
They even wrapped the light posts with yarn and decorated them with flowers.
Around the fountain there were numerous fish. I was sad that the fountain wasn't working this day. It's very pretty as it spills down the dark walls.
Other sea creatures were scattered among the fish.
You should Google "yarn bombing" and see some of the unusual things that have been bombed. Lion Brand Yarn even has instructions on their web site to yarn bomb a chair. It's a fun and happy thing, but I'm pretty sure Mr. H would not appreciate the trees in our yard nor the chairs in our house yarn bombed!
Linking up with Helen's Weekend Walk at A Flash Of Inspiration.