A petrol statation wrapped up!

A petrol statation wrapped up!

Textile artist Jennifer Marsh has recently completed an unusual and big installation. Jennifer called it the World Reclamation Art Project (W.R.A.P.) and covered an abandoned petrol station in textile panels.

“Participants have crocheted, knitted, stitched, patched, or collaged 3 foot square fiber panels that expresses each participants concern about this topic. Simply by designing and creating these panels and participating in this project they are, in the larger picture, expressing their concern about this important subject to the rest of the world. All the panels have been sewn together to completely cover an abandoned gas station in central New York State.”

As you can imagine running a project like this to full realisation costs quite a bit and there is a request for a donation at the bottom of this page.

Thanks to Virginia A Spiegel for the heads up on this.

This reminded me of local Canberra artist Bronwen Sandland who ran a ‘house cosy’ project in 2002 which wrapped an entire house in a knitted covering. At the time Artlink ran an article on it.

On another note: As you can see I am back blogging after catching up on some work I will see you again tomorrow same time same place …


  1. Sharon, glad to see you back, you were missed. Gee, that Christo bloke has a lot to answer for doesn’t he, LOL. What an amazing project !
    It’s a dull rainy day in Sydney today, so I’m just in the mood to work on my TIF for April, still a few days to go and I have finally been inspired to start. I’ve had my first attempt at printing photos on prepared silk sheets bought at the Craft show in June last year, not very successful as they jammed a lot. Perhaps it is the humidity at the moment?


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