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Topic: We gave a sculpture a pox! new Update!  (Read 12073 times)
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« on: June 10, 2008 09:02:27 AM »

My friend and I have been experimenting with different ways to use our loves of knitting, crochet, and felting to enhance existing structures in our fair city.  We used the aforementioned techniques to make balls which were stuffed (except for the felted ones) and then attached to magnets. The magnets were really high powered and would stick to scissors, needles, and each other, and then when I'd pry them apart, the balls would fall off! I ended up taking some mesh-y fabric and covering the magnets in that and then sewing to the balls- cuz glue and epoxy was no match for the magnet's power.
We realized this sculpture, awesome in it's own right, was made of iron and stood out even more with it's new jewelry! We're hoping to get some more up there before they get taken down...
UPDATE: husband just called to say he rode his bike past the sculpture and it is now pox-free. Embarrassed I wish I could've see them get taken down. So, on to the next one I guess...
Close up of the balls:

This is a full view of the decorated sculpture:

looking up from the bottom

side view:

Thanks for checking this out, comments are appreciated!

« Last Edit: June 11, 2008 11:23:35 AM by cathiphop - Reason: added update to the post. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008 09:12:35 AM »

I had to laugh when I saw this and I love the last pic of the sculpture!  I can see the story in the news now: Local vandals toss lovely crochet balls onto sculpture.  lol Cheesy You'll have to let us know how long your work of art stays up there!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008 09:19:50 AM »

HAHA! This is awesome!

-err. I mean.... Public vandalism is very wrong.

« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008 09:21:54 AM »

You made me laugh. That looks like so much fun. I think the sculpture looks better decorated like that. I don't see how their going to get all those things down. Maybe they will stay up forever...
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008 09:25:04 AM »

They look great up there! I love the way they're lit by the sculpture's lights and cast their shadows. They look like they're meant to be there, I wonder how many people will notice the change? Cheesy
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Just kill him with your awesome.

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2008 09:33:51 AM »

LOL!  That's awesome, and I have to agree with the other posters, they definitely improve the (already neat) sculpture.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2008 09:48:02 AM »

Hooligan Hookers strike again!

I think your "creative vandalism" is fantastic - it will make strangers smile.

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008 09:57:27 AM »

that's really cool! great idea, and a great way to improve your surroundings!

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2008 10:27:32 AM »

 Grin Grin Seriously funny. This isn't vandalism (that would mean destruction in some way), its just getting the public to take another look at something that they've taken for granted  Wink  Very artistically creative and inventive!!!

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2008 10:52:00 AM »

It's recon art... love it...much better than canned tags (spray paint).
You really have to let us know what happens..

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