Today we started putting up the 52 felt pieces that are the yarnbombing named ” The Mendocino Crayon Box ”
I’ve been working on this for a year, getting permission from 20 businesses, working with the Mendocino Art Center to plan the classes, fund raising and opening, making the handmade felt, hand dying the colors, measuring the pillars and buildings, knitting and crocheting, working with The Mendocino Yarn Shop, thinking about the idea.
I followed the idea like a dream. Occasionally I would feel like I was awakening and I would think ” This is such a crazy idea ! ”
So this is the idea – to cover all the pillars of the buildings with panels of felt , each dyed a different brilliant color so that the whole street looks like a box of opened crayons. The intention is to evoke our beginnings with artmaking which starts with our crayons.
We will be installing all week. The opening for the installation is Friday June 13 from 4 to 7 starting at The Mendocino Art Center. The show will be up until Aug 13.