‘Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!’ … Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

‘Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!’ … Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

I love this project, what fun! Created by Leslie Blackmon in 2011, she says, “each sheep represents an American icon, and was made with much care and love. I include them here as an important part of my checkered artistic history.”

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Baa-ta-to Head

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Baa-Baa Cola

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Baa-Nopoly

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Martha St-ewe-art

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Li-baa-race

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Doily Baa-rton

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Baa-b Dylan

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Baa-retha Franklin

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Baa-Andy Warhol

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Robert Baa-uschenberg

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Jackson Baa-ollock

'Ancient But Beloved History: BAA-MERICA!' ... Fiber Art At Its Best By Leslie Blackmon

Louis Baa-rmstrong

In the fall of 1029, four of the sheep (Louis, Andy, Liberace and Martha) won the juror’s prize at the Annemarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomon’s Island, Maryland in the following category: “If it makes you laugh, it’s Folk Art.”

Visit the art web site: http://www.leslieblackmon.com





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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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