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Tunnel of Love

Natick’s Tunnel of Love was a public art project that was inspired by the Call for Creatives 2018.

The Tunnel consisted of a metal arched frame onto which a hand knitted/crocheted flower “blanket” of over flowers were draped. The frame was attached to the railroad ties bordering the interior rails of the MBTA pedestrian bridge in Natick Center.

Installed in Spring 2019, the project was Inspired by a similar design from France on the internet, local artist and owner of the Studios at 3 Adams, Denise Gerardin along Karen Perkins, Fran Weiss, and others who are members of a local knitting and crocheting group called the Morse Institute Library Stitchers envisioned and executed this interactive art installation. The 900+ flowers were created by over
100 volunteers from 6 states and 3 countries.

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