Yesterday Milly & I joined the Outdoor Knit brigade for a spot of graffiti knitting. Some fence-ational craftivism as they would put it. What the !#!&*!? I hear you say. In short we helped decorate/tag a very ugly fence which borders an inner city wasteland with a little fence art in the shape of many woven hearts. The purpose is two-fold - both a social commentary on the divide between craft and art and the bleakness of some of the industrial world, and to let everyone know that knitting is cool. And it looks pretty! I have long been intrigued by the words 'It Will All Be Ok' woven into the motorway bordering Buckle St fence, and now I know who put them there.
Milly was somewhat perturbed by some spray can wielding taggers doing their thing over the back of the derelict section, and thought we should tell the police. I was hard-pressed to explain to her that what we were doing could also be considered tagging by some. It just goes to prove that sometimes disobedience can be beautiful. And not necessarily vandalism. And our afternoon was surprisingly therapeutic!
Outdoor Knit are part of a combined exhibition entitled 'Nanageddon' showing at Roar Gallery from 20 August. To see a slideshow of images from the Dominion Post click here.