Tank cosy

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    I took this photo on the streets of Copenhagen and after some internet research it turns out the piece is the work of Danish artist Marianne Jørgensen. It was created after she requested that knitters from all over the world send her knitted pink squares. She then filmed the process of stitching these squares together over the top of a WW1 tank as an artistic criticism of the Danes involvement in Iraq. It's very striking I'm sure you'll agree and it's certainly generated a lot of interest.

    Thanks especailly to flickr user gillicious who picked up on the picture first and posted it to boing boing. The end result of this has been that it is to be printed in the Australian craft magazine Yarn! Link here

    gillicious, DBarefoot, xeni, and 309 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. mlj (away for a long long time) [deleted] 97 months ago | reply

      The tank of peace!

    2. Lumpen, Version, Public Media Institute photo arch 96 months ago | reply

      who made that cosy?
      can you let me know what artist or group did it?

    3. FlungingPictures 96 months ago | reply

      Those Danes, always causing troubles out of proportion to their population [of 5 million.] :-)
      *****
      I believe in giving people the recognition they're due.

      Why not put this bit:
      "the tank is the work of a Danish artist called Marianne Jørgensen" and the link as YOUR comment under the foto... I think people would appreciate that.

    4. mms 96 months ago | reply

      I believe in recognition where it's due too which is why I went to the trouble of finding out who was responsible for this and posted it above. You're right though it should be under the picture rather than stuck in the middle of everyone's comments. I'll rectify that now.

    5. [ CK ] 96 months ago | reply

      This is truly wonderful... pink has a way of making everything happier :)))

    6. Judy Scott 93 months ago | reply

      awesome work fab colours, Jx

    7. Marie C. Cudraz 86 months ago | reply

      Great pics !
      Thanks to gave me the occasion to discover this danich artist !
      Fantastic !

    8. Lucylocket2 [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      Wow that is amazing - love the varying pink colours!

    9. j0529 79 months ago | reply

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    10. Massilianana 78 months ago | reply

      Wonderful ! I love the pompom !

    11. WildCat Designs 75 months ago | reply

      :D a little pink square I knitted is in there...somewhere!

    12. srmalloy 74 months ago | reply

      It actually looks like a WWII M24 Chaffee light tank; that type of suspension and the style of the tracks were not developed until after WWI. This image, in particular, is in almost the same relative position as in the photo above, so you can compare running gear and silhouette.

    13. Sir Strong Bad 72 months ago | reply

      the tassle-ball thing on the end of the barrel is such a perfect top-off... thats just brilliant..

    14. jeepsnjugs 71 months ago | reply

      Hello Kitty, Death Metal edition.

    15. kittypinkstars 71 months ago | reply

      This is so amazing!! I love it!

      You've been memed! I used your photo in a meme over at the My Meme group and invite you to become a member.

    16. johnobrow 71 months ago | reply

      Malloy's right. Defs not WWI.

    17. Fotero 55 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Arqueología Militar, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    18. FlungingPictures 55 months ago | reply

      Thinking about it, are you sure that's a WW I tank?
      Looks to me it's a small WW II tank.
      =
      www.marianneart.dk/
      =
      "A combat tank which was used in World War II was the setting for this work of art. As a protest against the Danish (USA's, UK's) involvement in the war in Iraq the tank was covered from the canon to the caterpillar tracks with knitted and crocheted squares made with pink yarn"
      Just missing another "I"

    19. Christine Rose.., 13 months ago | reply

      A nice idea for all tanks render them pink and pretty.
      Very nicely captured.

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