Yarnopolis

Submitted by Julie Kornblum

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Client: Grand Central Market, Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $8,000

Project Team

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Julie Kornblum

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles

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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles

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David Orozco

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles

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Carol Zou

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles

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Judy Richards

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles

Overview

Yarnbombing of eight columns in the food hall at the historic Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles.

Goals

The project sought to feature and highlight the different commercial and cultural districts that make up Downtown Los Angeles; to evoke memories of the DTLA of the past; and to join in a conversation about the constant evolution of the City's center.

Process

The design team Yarnbombing Los Angeles (YBLA), comprised of Julie Kornblum, Judy Richards, Darlyn Susan Yee, and David Orozco, lead by Carol Zou, crowd sourced and engaged the public in contributing knit and crochet pieces for the project. YBLA conducted six free public workshops where the pieces were joined to create the pieces that wrapped the eight columns in the open hall of the Grand Central Market.

Additional Information

More information about the project is available at www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com.