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Yarn-Bombed Bridge Covered In Multi-Colored Blankets

Yarn-Bombed Bridge Covered In Multi-Colored Blankets
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Knitted blankets and other fiberart created by artist communities is used to decorate the Andy Warhol Bridge in a public art installation.

Keerthana Jagadeesh
  • 15 august 2013

The Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburg has been decorated with beautiful knitted tapestries, done by over 1,800 volunteers and team members to celebrate the city’s history. This large scale public art project, entitled Knit the Bridge, brings together several art communities across Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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A plethora of colors, patterns and designs in the form of crocheted blankets are draped on the arches, cables and towers of the Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh. Unlike graffiti, this kind of public art work called yarn bombing is easily removable, just as easy as taking off a sweater and hence, leaving no damage to the environment.

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The project was put together in conjunction with the Fiberart International 2013 Festival to celebrate Pittsburg as a city of bridges and its blossoming artist communities. The diverse patterns and vivid colors of the yarn blankets render the Warhol bridge dazzling against the skyline of Pittsburgh.

This fiberart installation is on view from August 12th to September 6th, 2013. After the installation, the blankets and other handmade art work will be donated to shelters and old age homes.

Knit the Bridge

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