Martha Brown's lovely pole sleeve has warmed more than a few hearts since it first appeared last winter in Parkdale. It continues to evolve as it looks like someone has added the Carpe diem advice and people continue to add their positive responses to seeing a dreary telephone pole brought into the spotlight with a cheerful, hand-knit suprise.
Seeing acts like this make me realize that the differentiation between art and craft is one that in the grand scheme of things, doesn't matter. It's a thought provoking piece that is part of a larger movement and illicits response from the public. It certainly made me stop, pay attention and smile. Carpe diem.