Crochet Art in Harlem

in needleworkmonday •  2 months ago 

Crochet Art in Harlem

This is kind of, sort of a post for NeedleworkMonday hosted by @crosheille

Why Kind of, sort off?i

Well I am sure the idea behind this tag is for people to post needlework that they have done, but this was some crochet art I came across when walking through Harlem one morning so decided it may be my one chance to enter this tag/challenge

Its quite a big piece of crocheted art on the fence around a park

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The funny thing is I saw this mentioned on the NYC arts in the park website and decided to go check it out but I for some reason thought it was at a totally different location and walked about 20 blocks from the train station to where I thought it was and could not find it, when I checked again I realized it was only about 3 blocks from the train station so I went and got these shots the next day.

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This art work is by Naomi Lawrence, and is entitled La Flor De Mi Madreand and the park is called Eugene McCabe Field,

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First I shared some shots showing some of the detail or this needlework art, now let me show you the full piece

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Now this last shot is on another corner of the fence in the same area and is not needlework but I thought I would include it with this post, its a bit hard to read from this shot but it says Eat Me which is the title of the piece and is by Capucine Bourcart,
It is made up of photo-printed aluminum square tiles and is to inspire people to make healthy food choices

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The crocheted flowers are beautiful. The artist found a creative way to make a fence her canvas.

Yes I do love the creativity of this piece, I would love to find more art like this

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Oh absolutely this qualifies as a #NeedleWorkMonday post! 😃. As long as it’s needlework related, it doesn’t have to be your own works! I appreciate seeing beautiful bright colored art like this! These are such beautiful pieces and I know it was time consuming. This is partly why I appreciate this form of art so much!

Thank you for taking the time to capture these images and sharing them with the community today! We welcome your lovely photos of needlework anytime ;D

Phew that is a relief :) and now that I know this is OK, I do have shots of another area of needlework art that I may share some time :)

Lol!! 😄

Yay that would be awesome!! 👌🏽

Cool I edited the other ones last night to be ready

Awesome!! 😎🤓🤩

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Ha, ha your "one chance to enter this tag/challenge" very interesting nice art work!

LOL I may have been a bit cheeky using that tag when the work was not mine LOL

What a lovely post for Needlework Monday, I'm sure all the crafty ladies will appreciate these, real works of art!

I t was so cool to see and even got me extra steps heading in totally the wrong direction the first time LOL

LOL! Oh well that was a good mistake then!

Yes indeed 👍😎👍

It is so lovely to be able to take a stroll and see such wonderful colours! It must have taken them some time to crochet such big pieces. Thank you for sharing this with us @tattoodjay! Welcome to #NeedleWorkMonday!!

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I would love to know how long this project took, its quite a cool piece of art for sure,

Very creative, and what a great way to dress up a rather plain landscape.

Ohh yes that area is plain and somewhat run down in places so this really brightens up the area

That's cool and looks like it took a lot of time and dedication to do...

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It was so cool to see, I couldn't find out online how long it took to do but I do imagine it was a lot of work

Very cool! And very fitting for needleworkmonday!

Thanks kindly have a great day

It's huge but very beautiful art work

I would love to know how long it took to make your right it is huge

Probably by more than one person

From what I did read it was one person that did it thats dedication

Wow, that's a lot of work

Ohh yeah some dedication and love when into this art piece for sure

That's really lovely - I think it will brighten many people's days with these bright, cheerful colors :)

I think so as well it was so cool to see

Wow !! These are beautiful..
A total piece of art and am glad that it's for all to enjoy

Thanks it was so cool to see and I had to get shots and share it

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Thanks so much truly appreciated ;)

Gorgeous! Awesome work!

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I love the creativity of this artist

That is pretty cool. I remember you trying to find this. It is really amazing what they have been able to do with just a fence, some imagination, and some skill.

I thought so to such an innovative idea and glad I got to see it ;)

I love a good yarn bombing! I call this a worthy #needleworkmonday entry! :D

It was so cool to see and I wish there was more art like this

I have seen some crocheted/knitted pieces on things in public before, but this is the first time I have seen them put on a chain link fence.

I have seen online some yarm bombing on things but I think this is the first I ever saw on a fence as well :)

What an amazing sight jay. Thanks for helping me discover an awesome new type of street art !

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Isn’t it just so cool would love to see more Of it around

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Thats kindly always nice to make it into the list

Good exercise and an unusual tag for you that I found unusually interesting. Was the crochet work done on and through the wire or hung on the wire fence?

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I took a close look at it it looked like the art was crocheted directly onto the fence, I could not find out how long it took, but I imagine it was a big task