Thursday, August 02, 2007

International Fiber Collaborative

Deadline: March 15, 2008


Gas Station Project 2007-2008

The goal for the International Fiber Collaborative is to give a opportunity to people who crochet or knit, whether professional artists or hobbyists, to come together all over the world to express our concerns towards our countries extreme dependency on oil for energy. Those who participate will crochet or knit 36" x 36" fiber panels that will express each artists view on this topic. By taking the step to create a panel with any design, and sending it in, in the larger picture, is expressing your concern towards this topic. Once all 800 panels that are needed are received, they will be sewn together to completely cover an abandoned gas station and gas pumps in central New York.

Relief on panels is encouraged. Self-expression of topic is up to the artist, all panels are accepted. Natural materials are recommended but artist are not limited.

Entry fee is free.

Click here for the complete Project Details.

Once all panels are received around the world they will be crocheted together to create a large fitted covering to completely envelope an existing abandoned gas station. Separate panels will be crocheted to cover the detached gas pumps.

Installation will take place Saturday April 12,2008 at:

Nottingham Citgo #53
Syracuse, New York

Panels will be installed through summer of 2008.

Upon completion of project, the gas station cover will go on tour to abandoned gas stations around the country, or sell the individual panels to raise money for a non-for-profit Fiber organization. (Suggestions are welcome).

Unless otherwise noted panels will not be returned to artist.

If you would like your organization to be apart of this project. Your involvement, information, and website address can be added to the International Fiber Collaborative website. Please contact:

International Fiber Collaborative
Attn: Jennifer Marsh
Syracuse University
Comart Bldg, 1055 Comstock Rd
Syracuse, NY 13244
United States
ph: 1-614-561-9057