During October, I am working in collaboration with Sydney Sogol to create a yarn based installation in Uptown Charlotte! This project is commissioned by Charlotte Center City Partners as part of a their mission to install public art along the Rail Trail.
“We are grateful to be a recipient of this prestigious 2014 ArtPlace America grant, which allows us to animate the Rail Trail with unique placements of public art that will bring the trail to life,” said Michael Smith, President & CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners. “This grant provides us the needed funding to hire a master public artist and commission numerous pieces of public art along the Rail Trail.”
We are working on the fence behind Atherton Lofts first. Our design starts with colorful zig zags and transitions into a pixelation pattern. To create this pattern, we are wrapping sections of the fence with yarn. First we outlined the sections with their respective colors, then filled them in with yarn.
The fence was a little overgrown when we got there, thankfully the kind residents of Atherton Lofts had a pair of hedge clippers we could borrow! Sydney cut down two small trees in the time it took me to remove that one little stump from the fence...
We got a bit of a late start thanks to our good friend Joaquin, but we have made considerable progress since the rain stopped! The fence and yarn bombing part two (more on that later) will be completed by the end of October!
You can follow Sydney (@sydsthreads) and me (@readamy) on Instagram for behind the scenes pictures while we cover Uptown in yarn!