The Wild Yarns at Swan Pond

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The Morris Arboretum is seldom lacking for color, but these days its hues are even more vivid than usual, thanks to Wrapped Up, a yarnbombing installation that opened the first day of spring. The exhibit is the work of Melissa Maddonni Haims, a Philadelphia-based fiber artist who creates yarn graffiti, soft sculpture, and large-scale installations with crocheted materials that are recycled or upcycled.

Besides the Love Temple (above), whose yarn-bedazzled pillars are ignored by Flora and Fauna—the two swans who make their home on Swan Pond—Haims’s artful threads adorn a number of the arboretum’s iconic trees, statues, and bridges. The exhibit runs through October, “or until it succumbs to the elements.” —S.H.

SLIDESHOW | Photography by Candace diCarlo

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