About writing. And reading. And being published. Or not published. On working on being published. Tangents into the pop culture world to come. Especially about movies. And comic books. And movies from comic books.
So, what do you do?I knit sweaters for trees...
Do you suppose they're embarrassed to wear them? Do trees have ugly sweater parties like we do?
TAS: I think those trees think they look snazzy.
Yarn bombing! As a knitter, I'm well aware of the phenomenon. It's just public art. A graffiti that neither harms the environment nor is difficult to remove.
It's odd to hear you compare yarn bombing and graffiti. Graffiti is used maliciously as a warning to others who understand it to stay out of a particular territory. The intent behind it has nothing to do with thought toward environment or art. It's to send a message that is loud and clear and essentially permanent. Yard-bombing is not malicious at all, which is exactly WHY it neither harms the environment or is difficult to remove. I can imagine someone explaining this to a person who does actual graffiti and they would respond, "Wait...but I need it to harm the environment and be difficult to remove. That's the whole point!"
Michael: I don't think graffiti is always malicious. I don't think it's even mostly used that way, unless territory staking is malicious. Sure, the owners of the property don't like it, but I don't like it when my cat sprays the furniture, either, but he's not being malicious. Not to compare graffiti to cat spray, which I just did. All of which is to say that graffiti is not ALWAYS intended as vandalism.
Depends on the graffiti, I imagine. Some of it is true street art. There are some great street artists out there. That's what I was comparing yarn bombing to. At least, that's the intent of yarn bombers--street art.
We have some areas around here that have been yard-bombed. It's an odd thing to do.
They're obviously California trees who complained about how cold the fifty degree weather was.
Jeanne: Well, those trees do live in San Francisco, so that might be accurate.