Knitted Ferrari

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Using 12 miles of yarn, artist Lauren Porter has crafted a life-size Ferrari.

Top: Photo © Fizban of Ad Gefrin

Notes from the artist’s statement:

By using craft as an art form I am provided with rich social and historical connotations crucial to the work I produce.

I created a Ferrari because it is instantly recognisable and the opposite of what people expect from something that is knitted. Bringing binary opposites together results in the work becoming appealing to a mixture of audiences. I want as many people as possible to see and enjoy my work — including those who wouldn’t ordinarily go to an art gallery. […]

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Photos © Bettylicious Knits
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Top: Photo © Fizban of Ad Gefrin
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Top: Photo © Fizban of Ad Gefrin
Artwork and all other photos © Lauren Porter

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Adriana de Barros

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Adriana is the Webby Award-winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine, and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting tattooists' lives and work and publishing on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life, and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.

April 2, 2011 Art Automobiles Knitting