The come from away: a yarn tale





















My bus ride home after work goes down 6th ave and takes me past the sculptures outside the Calgary Board of Education building. The first time I saw these long limbed figures I was amazed. They are so tall and graceful and, well, naked! Awhile ago I had a shock when I saw that one figure was clothed! Head to toe in knitted and crocheted yarn!

I was curious about who had done this feat. Was it a random yarn bombing? or perhaps something more organized? Turns out it was the latter. This project was created by artist Suzen Green. I tried to take a picture of the write up posted beside the figure without me in it but had no luck, darn sun! But I think you can read it well enough.




This is the plaque that is in the middle of the sculpture.

























































I really appreciated all the little details in the piece and thought it made it all the more interesting to look at.



























If your curious as to how Suzen created and installed this piece check out her blog. It has a some great posts on her whole process.

Also check out her website to see more of her witty and thought provoking pieces.  I particularly like Bergy bits and Here We Are As One.














Conclusion: Donโ€™t be surprised to find amazing pieces of art and creativity around every corner!

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