April 28, 2008
Speaking with fabric
Inspired by Berrybird's blog post, I stopped on my way home from work today to see an art installation about as big as my house. It's an abandoned gas station that has been completely quilted. Every inch — all four sides, the sign, and even the pumps — are covered with colorful fabric.
More than a thousand people collaborated on the project, working on three-foot square panels, which were then stitched together and put in place. On this grey, rainy day, the colors of the fabric shone brightly. I walked around the building, looking at the panels, at all the careful work done by creative people who are concerned about the world's dependence on oil.
Posted by jo(e)