There seems an inherent contradiction in the term "Guerilla Knitting", used to describe the latest art intervention by Houston artist Magda Sayeg, which is currently parked at the Plaza Luis Cabrera in Colonia Roma, DF at the corner of Orizaba and Guanajuato.Perhaps inspired by Bulgarian wrap artist Christo, famous for wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont Neuf in Paris, the art work takes the form of a DF city collectivo covered completely in crochet in clashing colours - not even the wheels escape. More details can be found at http://www.knittaplease.com/. The Knitta crew was formed in August 2005 and in their own words they are "a tag crew of knitters bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of art wrapped around everything from beer bottles on an easy night to public monuments on more ambitious outings". Indeed their work has stretched from wrapping the Golden Gate Bridge to the Great Wall of China!
Close up photos show the vibrancy of the choice of colours, patterns, stripes, designs, and combinations.
Minerva, her representative in DF for this particular installation, is shown here with a friend putting the finishing touches to covering the door of the bus in a strip of brightly-hued floral crochet.They were unsure how long it would be parked here, so if you are interested in quirky contemporary art installations, don't miss this particular bus!!