Not many people see it as Speedo weather, but that didn't stop guerrilla artist and musician Kyle Williams from suiting up one of "The Dancers" at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.
Drivers passing by on Speer Boulevard did a double-take at the lanky white Jonathan Borofsky statue sporting a Colorado flag swimsuit on Sunday afternoon and Monday.
Williams, who performs as K. Wullums, came up with the idea because he frequently drives past the statues as he delivers orders for Cosmos Pizza.
"The original idea was cargo shorts, but then we were joking around, and my friend Andy said it would really be funny if we did a Speedo," Williams said.
It took nine skeins of yarn and about 3½ weeks for Williams to diagram, design and crochet Project Speedo. Before being draped and secured with zip-ties, the garment was roughly 15 feet long.
Instead of waiting until dark, Williams and some friends showed up at the statue's feet at midday Sunday with a ladder and a 15-foot pole rented from Home Depot. They worked purposefully as a nearby police officer looked on.
One man was on the ladder, guiding the fabric with a rope and the pole, as Williams clung to the statue's leg, working quickly with the zip-ties.
"If you look at it from the front, it looks kind of like a diaper, because it's a little too big, but the side facing Speer looks just like a Speedo," he said.
"That night, as I was delivering pizzas, every time I went by, I would just laugh and laugh and laugh."
After unsuccessfully trying to join the yarnbombers who decorated Denver's Big Blue Bear with a ball and chain in 2011, Williams decided to work on his own. The Speedo Project was his debut.