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Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Scarffiti tag of neighborhood hobby gang

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The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration... Figure 51. Baker: Graffiti made with yarn is called scarffiti. The entry door of the building pictured in figure 51 opens directly onto the city sidewalk, yet it hasn't prevented the act of personalized decoration. It appears that the lack of a yard may have actually encouraged greater yard-art creativity, as the electrical transformer has been tagged with yarn.

Dressing the electrical quadruped in a purple-and-green-striped legging suggests an inhabitant with the ability to "transform" the mundane with crochet-magic. Additionally, the lime-green graphic in the lower right-hand corner of the photo depicts the silhouette of a flexing horse with "H. H." initialed on her delt, and hints that this may be the entrance used for a neighborhood gang of "HobbyHorses."

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