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-winning designer and editor-in-chief of Scene360 magazine. She's created successful projects over the course of 20 years in the fields of art, design, fashion and web. Currently, dividing her time between the West Coast of Portugal and the United States. Follow the author @ Instagram Facebook and view more articles.

April 2, 2011 Art Automobiles Knitting