After publicity on the vandalism, two individuals came forward via social media to report they had seen a woman taking down the yarn squares about 6 p.m. Saturday. One described her as a woman between 40-50 years old who seemed “angry,” and another report described “an older woman, shrieking in anger as she did it…she seemed pretty crazy.”
From The Leader
A week after two dozen creative volunteers yarn-bombed a Heights Boulevard to beautify a metal structure, that public art installation was apparently torn down by vandals.
Inner Loop Crime Alerts on Facebook reported the vandalism Sunday morning.Heights resident Mary Goldsby coordinated the installation, which stood between 16th and 17th streets, as part of International Yarn Bombing Day last Saturday. Some of the 24 volunteers were knitters who created color-coordinated blocks of design that were laced to the structure by other volunteers.
Goldsby had to get a permit from the city Parks & Recreation Department to install the art, and it was to stay up for a month. As part of the agreement, Goldsby had to monitor the project once a day.
Comments on Facebook ranged from sadness to anger that something created for the public would be torn down.
One man who commented said he had observed the pieces in the trash Saturday and thought it had merely been removed and discarded.
Heights activist Mark Williamson summed up the sentiment in one word: “Disgraceful.”