Here in Grand Rapids there is a event called ArtPrize. It is the largest art competition in the world with the largest prize for the winners. It began in 2009, and has proven to be an amazing event. For 2 1/2 weeks, downtown Grand Rapids is covered in sculptures, paintings, statues, drawings, etc. Things are made from all different types of materials. There are very few rules to the competition, making it an art free-for-all.
It's funny, because I don't often think of what I do as art. Painting a picture is art. Creating a sculpture out of clay is art. I often forget that creating hats, appliques, scarves, booties, etc is art also! This got me to thinking that it would be fun to enter a piece next year. Now for the real question...what?
I can make most anything out of yarn, but what would be worthy enough to enter into an art competition? I have been thinking of linking it with Rosie's Cozies and doing something for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. There have been amazing yarn bombs done over school buses and VW Bugs. Could I really do that? It isn't really original, but it would be awesome to see. Maybe I could crochet a "blanket" to cover one of the pillars at the hospital....I am still brainstorming. I am trying to figure out if I do preemie hats and arrange them in some sort of artistic manner, if I do a huge blanket of grannies, or if I want to do sort of a mural with appliqués and loads of color.
And who knows? Maybe this is a goal too lofty for me right now!