Our Pink House by Olek

Our Pink House by Olek

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Polish-born artist Olek crocheted two entire houses, one in Sweden and another in Finland! Her work is bold, beautiful and provocative. Through her incredible skill and detail, she addresses important cultural and political issues.

OLEK’s art explores sexuality, feminist ideals and the evolution of communication through colors, conceptual exploration and meticulous detail. OLEK consistently pushes the boundaries between fashion, art, craft and public art, fluidly combining the sculptural and the fanciful. With the old fashion technique of crocheting, she has taken the ephemeral medium of yarn to express everyday occurrences, inspirations and hopes to create a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and psychological processes.

Our Pink House | Kerava Finland

"We live in challenging times, a changing world filled with conflict, wars and natural disasters. But I like to think that it’s also a world filled with love.

Our pink house is about the journey, not just about the artwork itself. It’s about us coming together as a community. It’s about helping each other. In the small Swedish community of Avesta we proved that we are stronger together, that we can make anything happen together. People from all walks of life came together to make this project possible. Someone donated the house, another one fixed the electricity and Red Heart Yarns donated the materials. And of course, most importantly, many women joined us in the effort to make my dream a reality."

All images courtesy of www.oleknyc.com

Caroline Pedler

Caroline Pedler

Benjamin Cook

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