Yarn-Bombing is the name of a new art form that comes from the road, specifically from the streets of Minneapolis. It is also what happens when a street artist decides to put into practice the advice of his grandmother and raises HOTTEA, a project conceived by two former writers who should be turned into a veritable urban guerrilla, according to their intent. And the new street art is also born, obviously, Yarn-Bombing Movement (also known as Fabric Graffiti Movement), a movement and the international side.
The idea comes from a stun gun and a shot of an arrest, one of the two protagonists, in fact, is caught red-handed in the middle of a night raid based sprays. During your stay forced the idea of providing an alternative “legal” to their creativity. Accomplice to his grandmother as a child he has taught the art of crochet. Says the artist:
The project HOTTEA interprets and depicts the similarities and differences of all of us. I wanted to base the design on the ideas of growth and evolution. We are always growing as people and the dynamics between people give endless possibilities.
And here are the cities covered in pieces – in some cases actual clothing – cotton colored threads that unite urban or artistic objects that cover entire trees, cross stitch and embroidery as it is not seen for some time. Buses and traffic lights, statues and street signs, everything is covered with balls of yarn and color.
According to The New York Times, the art of guerrilla or craftivism, and how the project HOTTEA Yarn-Bombing Movement, could become a powerful social movement such as urban agriculture. And the Guardian refers to graffiti-shirt as an epidemic: the collaboration between artists is now international and cross. Despite the popularity of the movement, street art (in all its forms of expression, from yarn to graffiti-bombing) is illegal in most of the world. The artists, according to the state, are risking heavy fines or even jail time and facilities, where possible, are removed. Moreover, despite not damage public works or personal property, shall be considered acts of vandalism. The crochet a criminal offense, who would have thought.