I set these out this morning on a busy street corner a few feet from my favorite coffeehouse not only to continue to celebrate Artown, but Independence Day as well. Although not flashy, they are in their patriotic colors of red, white and blue. My little burst of anarchy is my own statement of independence.
A note about my blog of 7/1: all but one of the bombs are gone! I would love to know what happened to them. It would be great if they are relocated to another part of town!
More Reno is Artown enhancement! I placed these new pieces at the entrance to a local park this morning. They now look more like gifts - with yarn twisted ties to close them up. All you get is a rock inside, but that could change. I've started work on the next batch. I'm still not sure what direction these will take.
In honor of our first anniversary bombs placed during Artown July of 2010, I came up with the idea of covered river rock. I knit tubes, then close one end and make the tube long enough to cinch at the top of the rock, leaving a flare of knitting over the top. I'm not sure if they are urchins, flowers, or pretty little gifts. This morning I planted 5 of them a hundred yards from the door to my place of work.
Within an hour or two, Sharon came to work and saw the plants. She parked, walked over hill and dale and grabbed one up for herself. Came into the shop all excited about the gift she'd found. It's gratifying to me that she took it upon herself to help herself - it wasn't a reaction I'd expected, which makes it so very cool, and which makes it art.
My plans are to add to that pile. First I was thinking of scattering these around Reno for Artown, but with the exception of a single here and there, I think it will be fun to just add to that pile during the month. If you're in town (Reno) and need a clue to where you can find these, drop a comment here. And when you find them, help yourself to one. All I ask is for you to let me know how you feel about it.