This is # 8 Liberty Street in the old quarter of Zaragoza , Spain – yarnbombed on Thursday Sept 13 by 100 woman .
3 great Things About This
1 . This yarnbombing was one of 10 interventions done all over Zaragoza through ” The Assault Festival of Street Art ” . This was done with the cooperation of the city of Zaragoza who contributed 45,000 euros .
Funding ! Cooperation ! Recognition of yarnbombing as legitimate street art ! All very new and exciting.
2 . This is a huge yarnbombing . There are more than a thousand 20 x 20 squares. The wall of knitting and crocheting is 50 square meters. 1oo woman knit for almost 6 months to make this .
It was made only by woman .
There a re a number of ” Urban Knitting ” guerrilla yarnbombing groups in Spain in the cities of Zaragoza , Bilboa , Castellar and others and they often collaborate as they did for this yarnbombing .
3 . The ministry of culture for Zaragoza described the intention of this yarnbombing was to build a more positive city through spontaneous art and color .
What does this mean that larger and larger groups of mostly woman are covering buses , entire buildings , entire towns with knitting and crocheting ? That this is being welcomed into the tough mostly male world of street art ? Welcomed by huge art festivals ?
Joy , passion , freedom and ambition are thrilling through these woman artists and they are making a world .
Montse Palacian said that the colors of this knitted installation had a particular meaning –
the light rich colors are to express joy and
the dark heavy colors are to express the fears and frustrations we all have .
I am very happy to hear yarnbombers start to talk about the power of their work and it’s meaning . Yarnbombing is fun but it’s not trivial .
This part of the city Zaragoza must be so intensely energized by all this knitting , time , effort , feeling and color. It’s a new kind of house – the beautifully dressed up house . Like making clothes for dolls , robes for statues of saints , ritual clothes for festivals . This is the power and protection that is put into a handmade object through a lot of time , concentration and devotion.
The textile becomes a spirit object.
Very ,very interesting .
more about this here
all photos by Urban Knitting Zaragoza .