Plus d'une douzaine de bénévoles se sont réunis pour aider l'artiste Adrian Kershaw complet du crochet une œuvre d'art installation énorme fait de cassette VHS. Ce morceau devait être descendu après qu'il a été vandalisé.
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 est connue pour ses travaux de crochet à l'aide d'une cassette VHS recyclée (dont je vous ai montré en détail ici). Cette pièce a été un gros morceau, plus de six pieds par 30 pieds. Il requis sur 500 hours of crochet work by more than two dozen people including the artist.
Source: 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.
Malheureusement, 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.