An April 2018 New York Times Article by Laura M Holson It’s Sweater Weather Forever states:
“Samuel Barsky has gained a measure of fame online for posting photographs of himself in front of famous landmarks with his handmade sweaters.”
Thursday afternoon, Yarns by Design, a local yarn store in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, hosted
Mr. Sam Barsky, a Baltimore native.
Traveling with him and on display were some his famous landmark sweaters. You may have seen him on the internet, posing in front of famous landmarks, sporting the sweater he designed and knit of that very landmark. He showed one sweater he knit with Ellis Island on one side and the Statue of Liberty on the other side.
He’s even knit a sweater for himself and a matching dress for his wife, too. Click his name in the beginning of the above paragraph for link to see a photo.
The attentive audience got to ask Mr. Barsky questions after his presentation, showing his artistic hand knit sweaters which on average take him a month to complete. He said knitting has really helped him in his life and health.
After the photos were taken, he was teaching a two hour workshop on his technique.
Here are some photos of the event.
Posing with Sam (in his Pittsburgh sweater) and Deborah (his wife seated on left), with the audience modeling his colorful knitted sweaters
The famous HOLLYWOOD sign on the left and the Eclipse of the Sun on the right.
Thanks for inviting me, Natalie. Got home just in time to have fun capturing Mr. Barsky and his colorful knitted sweaters.
Here’s Natalie Belmont with her latest knitting Work in Progress in hand.
We went to COSI- Center of Science and Industry in Downtown Columbus Ohio and saw the exhibit Jim Henson Imagination Unlimited
I couldn’t believe The Muppet Show started in 1976, Where does the time go? I remembered my son Mark had Ernie bedsheets in 1978.
and for more information here’s an article in the Columbus Dispatch by Eric Lagatta
Last week as I sat sipping a coffee, I watched some creative kids create some abstract art. One kid was driving the tricycle and the other facing backwards, held a thick sidewalk chalk to a rear tricycle tire as they raced in circles.
Here’s the resulting artwork!
Pittsburgh in the distance as we make our descent.
welcome signop Duquesne Incline aPPGDowntown alley view from the bus
Cathedral of Learning University of PittsburghCentral Catholic rooftop silhouette as I wait for Steve to come pick me up at the bus stop
not my house but isn’t the light lovely on the brick?
Home sweet home. Grateful for safe travels.
Yolanda by Miriam Lenk
Walked by this giant bronze sculpture in front of a bank a few times and it certainly brought body image to mind.
To remember. Read their names.
As I was photographing one of these brass Stolpersteine, an elderly man came up to us and said in German “it’s important to remember the bad things that happen.”
Artist Gunter Demnig creates the Stoplersteines and personally places them in the sidewalks, using a small trowel, in front of the residences where individuals and families were taken by the Nazis. They all say “here lived_______” , their name and their dates and the location where they were murdered.
Writer Megan King says in her article https://theculturetrip.com/europe/germany/articles/the-deeper-meaning-behind-berlins-brass-cobblestones/ “These cobblestone plaques that bear a tragic chapter of German history are the open-ended project first initiated in 1996 by the German artist Gunter Demnig. Not only is their message one of remembrance and of personalising the victims by honouring their names, but their purpose is also thought-provoking, aiming to initiate discussion and stimulate thought.”
(Link to another post about the Stolpersteine remembrance project)
The last photo taken at night illustrating how the light catches the brass plaques. Here are a few of the thousands of stolpersteines placed in Berlin but the project has expanded to other countries as well.