Yarn Bombing collaborationThe yarn bombing continues to develop!.
Id gone on this amazing journey and had continued to experiment with the wonderful surreal world of yarn bombing.
Having strong ideas of how I wanted to develop this project , isn’t always a good way to work . My idea of a shop display with New Start didn’t materialise . There are only so many times you can email someone, hassle them into giving you the opportunity to pull this of ,without them thinking your a mad crazy artist person being a pain. I decided to let it go for now.
I had strong ideas on filming with the crochet body suit, and was stopped in my tracks with data protection policies. something I had not considered at the start of the project, I have learnt a lot and this will be valuable to me in the future.
I’ve learnt that not all failings are a failure.
As my graded unit progressed ,and I continued experimenting with sculpture, the yarn bombing got put to the background for further development .
Very early into the graded unit , I had this crazy and very interesting conversation, with a fellow student and friend Evija Laivina at college, about a yarn bomb photo shoot.
I loved the idea at the time, and as we all got absorbed with our own projects, this as well got pushed to the back as we concentrated on our work.
During that time Evija entered a photography competition with lots of encouragement from myself and everyone who believed in her, and of course she won, The International Lens Culture student spotlight award. An amazing achievement that was well deserved . Evija has a vision with her surreal photography that I am so envious and mesmerised with. She’s bloody brilliant .
Once again the conversation came up , how about a yarn bomb photo shoot?? I have to admit, it didn’t take any persuasion for me to agree, I was curious to see how visually this would look in photography . This was exciting and I trusted Evija’s vision.
A collaboration was born.
One fine Friday midday, my back garden was now the set for a scene in the magical world of Yarn bombing.
I have to admit it was nuts , crazy, but lots and lots of fun, Evija takes these images that look so detailed. But are so simply put together, or I should say Evija has the ability to make it look easy. She’s calm , and knows exactly what she wants visually and just gets on with it. There’s no stress, no running around, and no crazy posing for the camera.
we even managed a photo shoot with Cecil .
I had a lot of fun that sunny midday Friday, and as collaborations go , this one worked so well,
Two very different artists , using very different mediums, can produce something amazing, and there’s hope for more collaborative work in the future.
A brilliant finish to the run up to the last couple of weeks of 2nd year BA hons degree.Yarn Bombing collaboration. you can view Evijas blog here http://www.evijalaivina.com