Findland Artist Olek Creates Pink Crocheted House

Findland Artist Olek Pink Chrocheted House Pink Crocheted House artist, known as Olek, lives the United Sates and works out of NYC.

She has completed another amazing  “work of art” in Kerava, Finland, almost 20 miles outside Helsinki.

Her motivation was a result of an installation on refugee displacement.  The Polish native completely crocheted over an art gallery that is based in a house built in the 1910s.  She covered everything from the chimney down to the ground with pink, patterned fabric.

She assembled a team of Syrian and Ukranian women – many of whom are refugees – and together, they began to crochet a pink cover for the house.

The Kerava installation is part two of the project, meant to provide a happier ending to the darker initial project.

Over the course of three weeks, volunteers, including immigrants and women from a reception center for asylum seekers, helped OLEK and her team make enough see url pink, crocheted fabric to cover the entire building. In total, they crafted more than 3200 square feet of crocheted pattern.

See PINK Crocheted House HERE

OLEK’s work often focuses on feminism and sexuality!

Pink Crocheted House

Olek Crochets House Pink

Agata Oleksiak aka Olek aka Crocheted Olek is a Polish-born artist who now lives in the United States and is based in New York City. Her works include sculptures, installations such as crocheted bicycles, inflatables, and fiber art. She has covered buildings, sculptures, people, and an apartment with crochet and has exhibited in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Turkey, France, Italy, Poland, and Costa Rica.

Olek shares her thoughts on crocheting:

“I think crochet, the way I create it, is a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and its systems and psychology. The connections are stronger as one fabric as opposed to separate strands, but, if you cut one, the whole thing will fall apart. Relationships are complex and greatly vary situation to situation. They are developmental journeys of growth, and transformation. Time passes, great distances are surpassed and the fabric which individuals are composed of compiles and unravels simultaneously.”

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