CULTURE & ARTS

The Williamsburg Bridge Gets YARN BOMBED!

Smile, Williamsburg. You've just been yarn bombed!

Minneapolis street artist HOTTEA revamped the Brooklyn passage yesterday, turning the urban metal contraption into a rainbow muppet paradise. Using threads of multicolored yarn, HOTTEA covered the bridge with a Crayola-hued canopy ten feet above the ground, a win for knit-loving grannies and Williamsburg hipsters alike.

2013-08-22-yarn9806.jpg

HOTTEA began his yarn-bombing crusade after standard spray-paint graffiti led to an arrest. According to Tristan Pollock, the HOTTEA project was inspired by past experiences, including "a grandmother teaching the skill of knitting, anti-gay bullying from kids at school, and, most importantly, the relationships that were developed along the way -- negative, or positive."

2013-08-22-yarn9651.jpg

Check out photos of the artsy attack below. All images courtesy of Aymann Ismail at ANIMALNewYork.

2013-08-22-yarn9774.jpg

2013-08-22-yarn9775.jpg

2013-08-22-yarn9756.jpg

2013-08-22-yarn9667.jpg

2013-08-22-yarn9707.jpg

2013-08-22-yarn9670.jpg

CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this article we referred to HOTTEA as a duo. The article has since been updated to reflect that HOTTEA is one artist. We regret the error.

CONVERSATIONS