Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Knitted Wonderland Project: 99 Tree Sweaters

Photo by jimmyhere, shared under a CreativeCommons license

The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, has become a knitted wonderland, thanks to a site-specific installation led by textile artist Magda Sayeg. The trunks of all 99 trees in between the museum’s Michener and Smith buildings have been covered with colorful yarn, crafted by over 170 local volunteer knitters.

If you're in the Austin area, you can visit the wonderland in person (and perhaps hug a fuzzy tree) until March 18.


Mimi Foxmorton said...

THAT is BEYOND perfect! :)
Thanks for such a cheerful post!

Julie said...

Wow, those look amazing! So inspiring to see the things people dream up.