We (Armed RevolutioKnits) are students of the Claremont Colleges who have decided to express discontent with the maltreatment of women worldwide and promote positive social and political change through the art of yarn bombing.
We are reclaiming the art of knitting from its normal domestic connotation and transforming it into a display we hope can change the world and empower women.
Most graffiti attempts to reclaim a public space for artistic and political expression. Unlike other forms of graffiti, yarn graffiti (“yarn bombing”) does not actually damage property and can be easily removed. Furthermore, yarn bombing is unique because it brings life to environments lacking texture and color.
People may be surprised by the yarn graffiti disrupting the world around them, but it is more important that it draws their attention to important issues, which do exist and are important to recognize. Yarn graffiti may interrupt the normal environment, but it brings color to the surface to bring awareness to issues we should all be aware of. Just because we don’t necessarily want to see something doesn’t mean we shouldn’t acknowledge that it is important.
We also like fighting with sticks.
P.S. Keep your eyes open for some more color!