Buffalo Bayou’s Back….
Local Houston knitting group Urban Yarnage created a temporary art installation at Buffalo Bayou Park. The colorful project celebrates International Yarn Bomb Day and the revitalization of the park. Its grand re-opening has been pushed back to the fall due to Houston’s historic floods that recently turned it into lake property.
The 100-foot colorful extravaganza of crocheted and knitted flowers and greenery extends along the park railing at Allen Parkway and Taft in downtown Houston.
The brainchild of Mary Goldsby, landscape architect and Urban Yarnage founder, was inspired by the Memorial Day flooding and the park’s quick return to usability. Urban Yarnage members, some 12 in all, worked for several weeks creating the nature scene.
The very sad part…it was only up for two weeks!!! I feel very fortunate to have witness this art display, it brought such a splash of color to the park.
I do have a confession to make on this post…TARZAN WAS NOT HAPPY WITH JANE ON THIS ENDEAVOR!
Let’s just say…it was a little harrowing to take these images with all the traffic.
Have you ever seen a city “Yarn Bombed” before? This was our FIRST time.