It started out as a simple request to photograph two kids’ cowls on her beautiful daughter and culminated in my friend being told by NYPD to “get that thing off the sculpture”. Two of my cowls were last seen on a statue of Gertrude Stein in Central Park, New York.
There would possibly not be enough time before she went to visit family in New York so she thought perhaps she could take them with her? Perhaps they could be taken out and about for a little fashion shoot in New York? In fact, why not take the adult ones too – Rivulet and Riverbed?
Funnily enough, budgets don’t stretch to closing the streets of New York for my hand knits, so you will have to peer closely to see a well known landmark in the background.
The photography budget was a bit low too, but I love this shot by the junior photographer on the team.
And then to Central Park.
First Gertrude went to hair and makeup; a little polish that I’m afraid to say was more in the interests of preserving the cleanliness of my hand knits than in improving the sculpture’s appearance.
I’m not sure Gertrude would think that what was done was Art, despite her fame arising primarily from her Art collection. But it was certainly fun.
To make your own cosy cowl to yarn storm a statue near you, or even keep yourself warm, have a look in here. The individual designs that visited New York were Rivulet, Riverbed, Rivuletta and Pebbles. They are gathered together in an ebook, Linacre.