Crochet Artist Makes a Statement by Covering Gas Stationcomments (7) July 6th, 2008
On May 5th, artist Jennifer Marsh revealed her covered gas station, part of her World Reclamation Art Project. Marsh accepted submissions of 3x3 foot squares from fiber artists all around the world to cover the abandoned gas station (located in Syracuse, NY) as a way of bringing attention to the world's dependence on oil.
Marsh has worked on crochet projects since she was little, and eventually crocheted a cozy for her parent's lawn mower, and crocheted new coats for sheep who had been shorn when she worked on a sheep farm. She sees this project as a way to get the community involved in both fiber arts and in a movement towards positive change.
Here is a video of the installation and an interview with Jennifer Marsh.
You can also view images of the individual panels submitted for the project right here.
The project was scheduled to remain up until June 14th (tentatively) but that may have changed, click over to her website for the current status and exact location if you live in the area and would like to stop by.
Jennifer has expressed interest in doing more projects like this in the future, so bookmark her site and check back if you'd like to submit for the next round.