Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wrapping parks and trees.

In 2005, the artists, Christo and Jeanne-Claude filled Central Park with orange nylon gates. It kept blurring the line between eyesore and masterpiece.

At least it was more colorful than their previous work in Riehen, Swizterland where they wrapped a stand of large trees in 1998.

This was clearly not a problem for my friend Richard's sister in Columbus, Ohio. Her tree wrapping is a work in progress, as she adds more to it all the time. The weather felts the knitting that surrounds the bark. And according to the knitter, the dressed up tree works better than any speed bump the city could ever have installed on her street. Tell me you wouldn't stop and look, feel, and start your own tree sweater as soon as you got home.

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