After participating in the successful yarn bombing of an area downtown, Amanda Gross had the idea to do something larger. As a result, Gross and the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh are graduating from trees and telephone poles to knitting the Andy Warhol bridge this weekend.
“It was just a really positive experience,” observes Gross. “So I thought, why not do a bridge?”
Yarn bombing is part of the guerilla art movement, and the process amounts to a temporary, impermanent form of graffiti.