Meet Super Crochet Girl, originally the outcome of a collaborative project between the artist Sarah Green and PHD researcher Dave Gerrard. The bright crocheted heroine has now developed beyond the initial collaboration into an independent character who allows the artist to instigate conversation and discourse between herself and her audience.
The recent re-appropriation of knit graffiti by the police authorities in her local area, with the intention of making areas feel safer, prompted the creation of a super hero character; traditionally known for protecting and serving the citizens and making cities feel safer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21659158
The design of the costume was based on the most common of comic book super heroes such as Superman in an attempt to make the character relevant to all and as a parody of the male dominated comic book world by creating a female character whose super powers include what are essentially considered feminine leisure pursuits.
For more on Super Crochet Girl’s antics stay tuned . . .