Stephen DuneierYarn Bombing Artist
Stephen Duneier, also known as Yarnbomber, is an avid outdoorsman on a mission to draw people back to nature while building a global community of kind & creative people. He does so with large-scale installation art in the mountains of Santa Barbara, California. Each project exists for a maximum of just 9 days before disappearing without a trace. Not only are his projects properly vetted & permitted, the US Forest Service has said, “It’s a unique, creative enterprise. It encourages people to get out there. This is a positive.”
The material he uses is handmade by him and fiber artists from around the world. To date he has received contributions to his Yarnbomb Arsenal from 656 people in 41 countries and all 50 states, representing a fraction of the kind & creative community that is 50,000 strong, and growing.
His artwork is represented by one of the most prestigious American art galleries, Sullivan Goss, and has been featured in everything from local television to international publications. In addition, Stephen lectures at universities, schools and corporate events about his journey and the importance of being outdoors.
When asked what drew Stephen to the St.ART project, he replied “As a large scale installation artist, one of my main goals is to use my work to draw attention to places and causes that I think more people should know about. It began with drawing people back to nature with massive installations in the wilderness of the national forest, then a community hospital that encourages people to improve their health by exercising outdoors. What drew me to St.ART is its purpose of giving a voice to those who really need it and bringing hope by building community. The fact that the event is outdoors in two parks makes it that much more special for me. I’m really looking forward to meeting the people of St. Louis!”
Stephen is originally from Brooklyn, NY, has lived with his wife and 2 children for many years in London, England, and now resides in Santa Barbara, CA.