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NoDa Gets “Yarn Bombed” with Loveby Tim Miner on May 1, 2020
If you can’t get INTO a building to see art, then the art needs to head outside. Thankfully, Charlotte’s burgeoning mural culture has gotten all of us used to that concept over the last few years and looking for something new around every corner and on every available wall. But, putting textile art installations into the world is a little new.
Last year, artist Jillian Mueller of C3Lab received a HUG micro-grant for creating “yarn bomb” art installations she knitted. Now, she’s teamed up with Kat Sanchez Standfield to wish neighbors well with their “Take Care” installation in NoDa. We spotted it on a fence leading to the main NoDa drag last weekend. The pair has since added flowers to it and reinstalled it at Rhino Market on North Davidson Street.
“I made it because I strongly believe in the power of public art. As artists, we interpret and document the events of the world, and I felt it was necessary to project what I had seen happening in the community — people offering to help one another, organizing, and volunteering,” said Kat. “When we tell each other to take care it carries whole new meaning and I hope the piece makes people feel supported and united.”
See more of Kat’s work and Jillian’s.
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