Polish sculptor and street artist Agata Oleksiak, known professionally as Olek, navigates life with an unorthodox creative approach to art. Although crochet may seem like an old-fashioned technique, Olek uses it to express everyday incidents, inspiration and hope, often masking political and cultural issues.
This time was no exception in its practice. With the help of Syrian and Ukrainian women, most of whom are refugees, Olek’s team literally crocheted the entire two-story house in bright pink.
The century-old house in Kerava, Finland, blew up during the 1939-1940 war and has now become a shining message of hope for peace.
“Our pink house is the symbol of a bright future filled with hope. It is a symbol of our peace in society, ”said the artist on his Instagram.
Other works by Olek:
Po co polska artystka pokryła domy różowym pokrowcem? – Glamour.pl
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