Cal Berkeley Pole 5

26 Aug

We wanted to make 5 knitted pieces in blue and gold and put them all along one side of Bancroft Way to celebrate the new year of Cal.As you walk down the street they will keep appearing and hopefully surprise and cause a moment of pleasure and a little shift into the moment.I like to take a street that  folks are using to rush from activity to activity and suggest that it can also be a sculpture garden. This ruffled piece was knitted by the other member of our duo, The Russian. She picked this beautiful leafy spot.{her parents are Cal Grads and they sang the Cal Fight song the whole week we knit this installation} The knitting brings a  soft sensation to all the other rock and metal sensations. Everyone asks me ‘Why are you doing this?  ”  One answer- because we can!


6 Responses to “Cal Berkeley Pole 5”

  1. N August 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    I love this and all your installations! What a gift you bring to every place you choose. Thank you!

  2. Phoenixpen August 27, 2010 at 3:28 am #

    FANTASTIC! I saw it today and kept looking at it on my way up and down Bancroft. I love the knitted textures that bring out the loveliness of the bike poles. Thank you so much for these pieces!! MUCH LOVE!

  3. La Mujer August 27, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    That’s a great reason to do something! Thank you!

  4. David August 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    Saw this on my way to the library today and it made my day! Thanks so much! (:

  5. offcampus August 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    What a cool concept to bring about school pride. We were featured on a new college blog today. Check it out!

  6. Alex September 21, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    come back and do more! everyone i know loves these

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