One of the oddest looking buildings in Wausau is the Black Purl knitting store on 3rd Street just north of the downtown district. If you take a walk on Wausau’s River Edge Parkway or pass by on 3rd Street, you cannot help but notice the stark overtones of this building. To the naked eye, it looks like it could have been in a fire with its blackened siding. It must seem odd to the railroad locomotive operators to see these colorful chairs sitting as if they were waiting for a train to come by on the main line. It is outdoor art!
Art comes in all forms and shapes and in all colors including black. Take a walk with me through my hometown, and you will see all of it and wonder why.