Covid times have made us see our streets differently, and also arguably who is there. The usual task of walking down a sidewalk takes on a new stress to ensure that you have given adequate clearance to other sidewalk users.

But what would you do if you ran into this lady and her avatar?

As reported by Sara Barnes  on My Modern Met, Yarn Artist LIisa Hietanen took things to another level when she created  “life-sized knitted and crocheted sculptures”  and  “replicas of her fellow villagers in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. ”

Using metal for the bases and wrapping them the figures look pretty life-like from a distance. And to prove she has a sense of humour, the artist created one of herself walking her dog. You can see that photo in the start of this article.

While Ms. Hietanen uses her knitting and crocheting as a form of thinking, she stated

” When complete, the figures symbolize shared experience, even among acquaintances. “I meet the same familiar strangers every day on the street and our common world is the size of a small village. I am depicting the present moment by portraying my own surroundings, but at the same time I am bringing out something common to us all.” 

That is a pretty good sentiment to share in Covid times.

Images: designboom modernmet

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