Knitta formed in 2005 out of frustration of unfinished knitting projects sitting around the house. Instead of trying to finish sweaters and mittens, they decided to go out and bomb the city’s infrastructure (and sometimes garbage) with yarn, starting with their hometown of Houston, Texas and eventually tagging the Great Wall of China. Above you can see a project they did in France. They’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of this project, though things seem to have slowed over the last year.
Anyways, it reminded me of that idea Michelle brought up about dressing up infrastructure in the city for Halloween.
What you need:
A good large base canvas. (One on the pavement, preferably).
A sweet substance. (preferably with a control spout. I.e. honey, Chocolate syrup).
A shitload of ants. (preferably the friendly kind.)
we all have experienced this very familar phenomenon take place on the sidewalk, in the corner of a high school hallway, and in some cases your bedroom. A piece of food is dropped, and within minutes it becomes saturated with eager ants. This little spectacle of nature is what inspired Bio Graff.
Think of a really important message, one you want to tell everyone. Take your sweet substance and draw that message upon the pavement. Within moments this message will become live with thousands of little ants clammering for a piece of that sweet, sweet message.
Depending on how much this hand-pump sprayer is, this looks like a cheap and environmentally-friendly alternative for graffiti in the winter.
Watch the demo video on youtube!
I don’t have a lot to add to this, but saw this on Pasta&Vinegar this morning. It made me think about ways in which we could execute projects like this—simple, fast, and reusing surfaces that are not permanent.
Anna Garforth is a designer and illustrator by trade, but has been working with environmentally themed public and community artworks as of late. Along with working with moss graffiti inMossenger, Garforth is also engaging in creating planters made by recycling milk containers in a project entitled Head Gardener, and then leading workshops to teach elementary school students how to do the same with Little Gardener.