The classified ad might read, "Sports car seeks permanent home, very good condition, one lady owner."
Oh, and another important point, "Made of wool."
After traveling the world for the past five years, British artist Lauren Porter is seeking a permanent home for her knitted red Ferrari sports car. The arty auto sculpture is named "12 Miles of Yarn" because, well, it took that much wool to knit.
"The sculpture is more or less to scale and took about 10 months to build," said Porter, who shuns more traditional knitting projects such as scarves and socks.
"I involved family and friends knitting squares," she explained. "I made a frame out of metal poles which are welded together in sections. The whole piece is flat packable. Being a sculptor, this was the interesting part for me, designing and building the piece."
"12 Miles of Yarn" has been exhibited in London, Paris and Amsterdam and at both car shows and fine-art galleries. The time has probably come, however, for this particular Ferrari to go up on the blocks.
"I would ideally like it to be on display and enjoyed by the public but am open to any ideas," commented Porter.
To see a photo of the Ferrari, go to http://illusion.scene360.com/art/16654/knitted-ferrari. Reprinted in part from adnews.com