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Sunday, January 16, 2011

lee county clowder shares bull story

The Lee County Clowder checked in a day or so ago with this, and you're going to be impressed, I can tell you.

He's about eleven feet tall and 16 feet long, and 7,100 pounds. He's the bronze "Charging Bull" in lower Manhattan's Bowling Green Park, and for a few hours very early Christmas morning, he wore a formfitting, cosy pink sweater. The pullover was a gift from NYC artist Olek, whose chosen medium is knit and crocheted textile. She's originally from Poland, and was missing her family at the holiday. Knowing other people out there were missing their loved ones, and as a gift to the city and gesture to better days ahead, she crocheted up a spiffy pink, purple, green and black number and headed off to the park at 2:30 in the AM to fit it on. (Mind you, it was 20 degrees out.) There's a video of this. You should watch. And Olek's site is fun.


Katnip Lounge said...

That is incredibly FUN art!! I lovelovelove this!

The Lee County Clowder said...

That was our reaction, too. We would like to know how long the bull was covered, and how people reacted when they say him that way.

Did you notice that Olek had covered her stepladder with the same pattern she used to cover the bull? (She used a similar pattern on her leggings and hat, but we were never entirely sure it was identical)