Street Art 2013
Let the people Pom Pom!
Rhiwbina – where the knitted trees grow
Rhiwbina came out in knitwear over night for the Rhiwbina festival on June 29th.
It was the culmination of a two week secret urban knitting project with Jo Jones
as part of Beulah’s street art, exploring the theme of our year: ‘Become like a
child: Free in the Spirit. The knitted trees, bollards and scooter and the post
box mop cap were produced by a number of chatty knitters of all ages. Even
graffiti Jesus has a bobble hat! They knitted, separately and together,
privately and even knitted publically. The knitting expresses several things, it
is our way of playfully becoming like children again. It is an attempt to invite
people to look again at the environment we are in and see its beauty with new
eyes. We don’t see the knitwear adding to the beauty of the trees, rather it
points it out to us in a new way. Needless to say the act of knitting together
was fantastic fun, full of laughter and mutual support. The Spirit in which it
was done was playful and joyful and communal. It is also only phase one, future
phases are coming, so look out and let the people pom pom!
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