Photo Source: Time Photos
Artist Madga Sayeb, ‘bombs’ a bus in Mexico City. As you can see bombing takes time, concentration, and works around the artist’s design strategy. You can see many of her pieces are in fun but you can certainly see the socio-political commentary on some of her other pieces (see below. Photo Source: Time Photos). Look forward to hearing more about Madga Sayeb in future blog posts from tina + design.
The first 2 photos are from North Vancouver taken by Graham Smith. The Firefighters add knit cherry blossoms to a tree at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, Canada (Photo Source: Time Photos).
The yarn bombed tree, above, on Lonsdale in North Vancouver bears message tags from its creators; proud of their whimsical creation and proud to be part of an artistic community. To me yarn bombing is a subtler, softer form of subversive art than grafitti. I like the randomness of the intervention contrasted with the detailed work to execute it. Unlike graffiti, yarn bombing’s anonymity is somehow personalized by the homespun warmth associated with wool and, in this case, by these hand lettered name tags. The contrast between public art intervention with the harmless whimsicality of location, form and colour elicits a nuanced, amusing irony.