Más de una docena de voluntarios se unieron para ayudar a crochet artista Adrian Kershaw completar una gran obra de arte de instalación hecha de cinta VHS. Esa pieza tenía que ser derribados después de haber sido objeto de vandalismo.
Kershaw’s piece was hung outside the Modern Hotel in Boise, where the artist lives, as part of an exhibit called Modern Art 2012. Kershaw es conocido por su labor de ganchillo usando cinta VHS reciclado (que he mostrado en mayor profundidad aquí). Esta pieza era una gran pieza, más de seis pies por nueve metros. Se requiere acerca 500 hours of crochet work by more than two dozen people including the artist.
Fuente: Jaclyn Brandt, Boise Weekly
The piece was a wall hanging. An employee of the hotel noticed that there were some burns on the piece. Kershaw was notified and decided to come take down the piece. By the time that she got there the following day, the piece had been burned again.
A volunteer who worked on the piece says that there is no way that the burns were an accident. They were more extensive than just a cigarette burn and look to be an intentional act of vandalism. Kershaw agrees and has filed a police report.
Con tristeza, this is not the first act of vandalism I’ve heard of regarding a crochet piece. In December crochet artist Olek had a piece vandalized in Poland. That work was also burned although Olek recommended going easy on the vandals.