ArtBombing is all about making art public and this site is a celebration of street art: through yarn bombing (knit or crochet graffiti), postering, and on-site installations. The aim of this project is to bring art closer to the public, to bring a little fun and whimsy into people’s lives, and to make them think.
The City of Calgary’s definition of graffiti is: ‘Graffiti’ means words, figures, letters, drawings, or stickers applied, scribbled, scratched, etched, sprayed or attached on or to a surface’.
However, Calgary needs more visual stimulation and we are working within (and on the edge of!) this definition. With respect to private property, public property is open to use…
I would like to thank Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain, the women who wrote ‘Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti’. The book inspired me to start doing this.
We are a small collective of crocheters/artists who go by the handle ‘Happy Hookers’ and have been active since 2010.
For an article about us: Calgary Metro April 29th, page 16