It looks like a pair of benches near San Francisco’s Ferry Building are the latest victims of a yarnbombing, a form of street art that uses knitted yarn as its main weapon rather than spray paint. Artists Jill and Lorna Watt transformed the otherwise dull public benches into amazing public art by adding colour and a few monstrous body parte here and there. The installation was made for an upcoming episode of CCTV America’s ‘Full Frame’.
UPDATE: Read on for an excerpt from Jill and Lorna’s interview with Lost At E Minor!
How’d you get the inspiration for the monster benches?
We like to walk around on Google Street View imagining what public objects could be transformed into with yarnbombing. There was a great shot of the Bay Bridge from these benches behind the Ferry Building Marketplace, a foodie mecca. Lorna thought they’d make funny monsters, and then decided it would be unfair for them not to have a gourmet bite like everyone else.
How long did it take for you sisters to knit those?
The yarnbombed benches took about 30 hours to construct and 3 hours to install, so 66 woman hours.
Click here for the full interview.
Via Laughing Squid