It’s the bomb!

Between Hurricane Sandy and the inglorious end of the Tigers’ season, the news today has been pretty depressing here.  So I figured I’d stay with something light today and talk about a bombing incident that occurred on campus last Friday.  In case you’re wondering how a bombing on a major university campus can be considered a light event, I need to point out that this was a Yarn Bombing incident.  Yarn Bombing (also referred to as Yarnstorming or guerrilla knitting) is type of street art – in this case garden art – where trees and other objects are covered with colorful yarn.  What’s the point?  I don’t know; does art have to have a point?  Anyway, to add a little whimsy to your day, here are some photos from this weekend’s Yarn Bombing at the MSU Gardens.

For more photos go to the MSU Gardens website

3 thoughts on “It’s the bomb!”

  1. They must create a great hiding place for insects and keep the bark wet. I hope the “socks” are removed soon. I know art and beauty are in the eye of the beholder, but this seems like a waste of time and talent. Oh, pooh. They really are cute, though! And if the project gets people interested in trees or knitting, I guess it’s worth it.

  2. What goes up must come down…As long as the Wearing of the Sweaters is temporary, and the knitting comes down before it starts making problems, how jolly!

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