Yarnbombing And The Galway Hooker

25 Jun

This Sail sculpture  in  Eyre Square , Galway , Ireland was yarnbombed Monday June 4 2012.

3  Great things about this:

1 . This yarnbomb was made by the school children of a local school – Tirellan National School . A teacher at the school – Karla Bodeker  – saw a book on yarnbombing and asked the children at the school if they would like to make an installation .  At the beginning most of the children could not knit and were taught by their grandparents , aunts , uncles and friends. The knitting took almost 5 months. 134 students knit and made 2086 patches.

2 .  This sculpture refers to a traditional fishing boat called  ” The Galway  Hooker. “

3.The yarnbomb was installed and then guarded over night to stop vandals. I hope it was the children guarding.

Creative secret ; Children are great artist , loose , confident , playful , unafraid of color.

Making art is natural .

Aesthetics ; The repeating squares are like musical beats. Color and pattern look wonderful over 3- d shapes, the sail shapes are especially exhilarating covered with color . Wonderful.

Links. http://galwayindependent.com/stories/item/2805/2012-25/No-more-plain-sailing!

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3 Responses to “Yarnbombing And The Galway Hooker”

  1. marissafh July 1, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Reblogged this on Colouring With Yarn and commented:
    Made by school children of a local school in Ireland … wonderful way to pass on the art and craft of knitting and crocheting!

  2. marissafh July 1, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    Reblogged this on A little bit of this and that … and commented:
    More larger than life sculptures! Made by school children of a local school in Ireland … wonderful way to pass on the art and craft of knitting and crocheting!

    • streetcolor July 1, 2012 at 11:35 am #

      Thank you marissafh – I really appreciate the reblogging ! street

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