Les Gove Yarn Bomb
Light posts throughout Les Gove Park have been wrapped in a knitted sleeve of bright yellows, oranges, reds and purples by artist Suzanne Tidwell. Whimsical knitted 4’ tall lanterns, titled “Luminous” gracefully hang beneath the each wrapped poles’ light fixture. Suzanne Tidwell is a fiber artist working throughout the Puget Sound area and creates large-scale, site specific fiber installations of vibrant color that transform public areas into places people want to frequent. Her work has been described as Dr. Seuss meets Christo and challenges the belief that the sole purpose of knitting is to make garments or provide warmth. Her work is often temporary and encourages people to live in the moment, because you never know where an installation will turn up or when it will disappear! Information on the artist can be found on her website: http://suzannetidwell.com.
This temporary art installation is coordinated through the City of Auburn, Parks, Arts and Recreation Division and funded in part by a grant from 4Culture. Luminous will be on view through September.