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South African-inspired fabric art appears around Anchorage

  • Author: Erik Hill
  • Updated: September 20, 2016
  • Published September 20, 2016

Fabric art adorns tree trunks on Monday, September 19, 2016, in a yard along Turnagain Parkway at Illiamna Avenue in Turnagain. A traveling artist who goes by the name of “Foodbabysoul” recently visited Anchorage and created several fabric collages using recycled material from South Africa. Most of the pieces were installed on trees along Northern Lights Boulevard west of The Rustic Goat restaurant. The artist used “#treewraps” and #treebomb” to describe the work. Other fabric art was placed at a private residence on Illiamna Ave. and at L St. and 15th Ave. The artist described herself as an Anchorage resident living in South Africa, where she encountered this kind of public art display and added that she is now in Paris “opening a line of #yarnbombs using wool from Alaskans who die or spin their yarn.” (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)

Fabric art adorns about a dozen trees along West Northern Lights Boulevard on Friday, September 9, 2016, in Turnagain. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Fabric art on trees states “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, then you’ve never spent the night with a mosquito” and other African proverbs on Friday, September 9, 2016, along West Northern Lights Boulevard in Turnagain. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Fabric art adorns about a dozen trees along West Northern Lights Boulevard on Friday, September 9, 2016, in Turnagain. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
A traveling artist who goes by the name of “Foodbabysoul” recently visited Anchorage and created several fabric collages displayed on trees in three locations around town. These pieces appear along West Northern Lights Boulevard in Turnagain. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Fabric art on trees states “Power is Your Vote” and a smattering of African proverbs on Friday, September 9, 2016, along West Northern Lights Boulevard in Turnagain. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Motorists zip past fabric art adorning trees on Friday, September 9, 2016, along West Northern Lights Boulevard. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Fabric art brightens trees along Turnagain Parkway at Illiamna Avenue on Monday, September 19, 2016, in Turnagain. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
Fabric art on trees states “Grace and Grit,” “Power is Your Vote,” and other African proverbs on Friday, September 9, 2016, along West Northern Lights Boulevard in Turnagain. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)
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