Saturday, April 26, 2008

Gas Station Cozy

I want to alert everyone to the International Fiber Collaborative, because it is just so freaking cool. Fine arts graduate student Jennifer Marsh conceived the idea to cover an abandoned gas station in fiber panels, to make a statement about our dependency on oil for energy. First she got permission from the property owner, and then got permits from the Town. People from all world contributed panels they crocheted, knitted, quilted, or otherwise created; Jennifer assembled them all into this truly glorious installation.






Head on over to the official site and check out the additional photos there, including shots of the installation process and close-up shots showing details on individual panels. Also, if you have an abandoned gas station in your area, take a photo and send it to Jennifer. She is always looking for other possible sites... maybe if you are lucky, the International Fiber Collaborative will come to your town.

4 comments:

BlackenedBoy said...

Thank you for your comments on my page. It's definitely not the coolest situation in the world, but I'm doing what I can.

Nadine said...

That is so amazing! What a fabulous idea...

Debbie in NC said...

Wow, I'm heading to Jennifer's. That is such a great idea.

Your pictures taken yesterday on the quarry excursion are beautiful. I unfortunately do not have a green thumb!

Electronic Goose said...

That's such an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing ...