Street art has grown in popularity and acceptance over the decades. Store owners and cities are now actually commissioning what was once thought of as vandalism and destruction of property. Street art is known to have character and increase the aesthetic quality of city life. Often times some color can spruce up dirty or forgotten corners of the world, attracting more people to the area and creating a better reputation.
Street art is also a focal point for many artsy Instagram pictures. Sometimes you may snap a pic of the art itself or use it as a backdrop for a photo of yourself in order to share your outfits with your friends.
When people think of street art, spray paint and painters comes to mind. But who would think of crocheting? Absolutely no one. However, Dolores Crochez has thought outside the box and uses crocheting as a medium for street walls. The São Paulo, Brazil based studio infuses graffiti with crocheting to create a three-dimensional work of art. The project is titled, “Street is my canvas.”
Karen Bazzeo – the owner of Dolores Crochez and whose work is featured below – says about the project, “Street is my canvas, yarn is my ink: that’s when I express myself inspired by some thoughts, songs, feelings and everything that is inside my world. From my hands to the streets.” Things like poetry, guerrilla arts, and politics inspire her street art, creating intricate and beautiful pieces that are often associated with a message. Maybe these photos inspire you to visit São Paulo to see them in person. Just make sure you book some travel insurance just in case!