Is this the coolest guitar you’ve ever seen? The “Flower Power” is a marvelous creation from 2020 by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. Crocheted wool over Fender Stratocaster gloriously adorns the iconic instrument, giving it a new, yet retro “paint job” or “finish”. This amazing art piece combination was up for auction on November 4th (2020) via The Big Art Auction, an event hosted by The Big Issue group and Creative Giants. All donations went to The Big Issue (UK) which aims to create economic opportunity for those in need that are marginalized. But Joana is not just about this piece. She’s well-known for her monumental sculptures. Born in 1971, the artist spend her entire life practicing various forms of art, including drawing and film. Irony and humor are the most present in everything she does as she “questions the status of women, consumerism society and collective identity.” To learn more about Joana Vasconcelos make sure to visit her official website and Instagram.
Iconic Fender Stratocaster dressed in crocheted “Flower Power” by Joana Vasconcelos
This crocheted piece was up for auction on November 4th 2020 via The Big Art Auction
Joana is actually well-known for her monumental sculptures as well
Take a look at some of her crocheted animals and please visit the artist’s Instagram for more photos