The word “bomb” sounds violent, dangerous, and scary. When combined with “yarn,” however, it’s still illegal, but much prettier.
At right, the latest act of artistic terrorism, the yarnbombing of Berkeley’s North Branch Library. This was timed for their grand reopening and, unfortunately, the library wasnt pleased with the idea and removed the installation before the library opened.
The term “yarnbombing” refers to anything from simple wrapping of public objects/spaces with yarn to full-on sculptural artistic installations, like that of the Saltburn by the Sea bomber, who created the amazing Olympic Sport installation. You can find pictures of more yarnbombing at the yarnbombing blog, where I found the picture of the Saltburn installation.
So what say you? Should yarnbombing be considered a criminal offense?