I graduated from Wichita State University (WSU), Wichita, KS in 2011, but I am still involved in some art activities on campus. The WSU Ulrich Museum of Art organized "yarn bombing", and dozens of sculpture on campus were covered in yarn this week. The Ulrich Museum has a great outdoor sculpture collection and it is rated one of the top ten campus sculpture collections in the U.S. There are more than 75 pieces of sculpture on the 330-acre campus. These pages introduce the sculpture collection:
The yarn bombing makes people take a second look at these sculptures. More than 100 local knitters, crocheters, and artists worked on this project since May. I was involved in it, too, by contributing some crochet and helping to install them.
These are the squares and the circles that I contributed. It was a good color study, and it reminded me of Josef Albers' "Homeage to Squrare" series when I was making them.
Among many sculptures that they worked on, I will post photos of eleven of them.
Yarn bombed Andy Goldsworthy's 'Wichita Arch'
Yarn bombed Francisco Zuniga's 'Tres Mujeres Caminando'
Yarn bombed Auguste Rodin's 'La Cathedrale'
Yarn bombed Fernando Botero's 'Man with Cane, Woman with Umbrella'
Yarn bombed Dame Barbara Hepworth's 'Figure'
Yarn bombed William Zorach's 'Kneeling Figure'
Luis Jimenez, Jr. 's 'Howl' is yarn bombed. I think this is my favorite!