Monica Bellucci on the set of Comme un Poisson hors de l’Eau, June 1998
1. Tank Blanket . Military tank, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2. Urban Knitting . Pothole coaster, Paris, France.
3. Groovy Bus . Artist Madga Sayeg yarn-bombed this bus in Mexico City, Mexico.
4. Cozy Patterns . Bike rack, Orinda, California.
5. Artist at Work. Yarn bomber Madga Sayeg works on a bus in Mexico City, Mexico.
6. Gun Cozy . Another piece by artist Madga Sayeg; this one is in Bali, Indonesia.
7. With a Little Help. Firefighters add knit cherry blossoms to a tree at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, Canada.
8.Crochet Blossoms. A close-up of the cherry tree at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, Canada.
"The principle of unity—of coming to a sense of oneness with the whole universe is not to try to obtain power over the rest of the universe but to trust it."
"We suffer from a hallucination, from a false and distorted sensation of our own existence as living organisms. Most of us have the sensation that “I myself” is a separate center of feeling and action, living inside and bounded by the physical body — a center which “confronts” an “external” world of people and things, making contact through the senses with a universe both alien and strange. Everyday figures of speech reflect this illusion. “I came into this world.” “You must face reality.” “The conquest of nature.” This feeling of being lonely and very temporary visitors in the universe is in flat contradiction to everything known about man (and all other living organisms) in the sciences. We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated “egos” inside bags of skin."