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Polish Artist Covers A 100-Year-Old House In Finland With Pink Crochet
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Art, Needle and Thread5 years ago

Polish Artist Covers A 100-Year-Old House In Finland With Pink Crochet

Polish sculptor and performance/street artist Agata Oleksiak, professionally known as Olek or Crocheted Olek, is already known for her crochet street art and crocheted locomotive here on Bored Panda. Although crocheting might seem like an old fashioned technique, Olek uses it to express everyday occurrences, inspirations and hopes, often masking political and cultural problems.

This time is not an exception. With the help of Syrian and Ukrainian women, most of whom are refugees, Olek covered an entire two-story house in vibrant pink crochet. The 100-year-old house that stands in Kerava, Finland was bombed during the Winter War in 1939-1940 and has now become a bright message of hope. “The pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope; is a symbol (of) us coming together as a community,” said the artist on her Instagram.

More info: oleknyc.com | Instagram

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

That is some TALENTED crochet work. There was A LOT of hard work put into this installation. I believe their message of "hope" was displayed proudly.

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5 years ago

Yvonne, thanks for the kind words. Besides"hope" there is another beautiful statement shared by the artist on her Instagram account, "women can build houses, women can make homes". safe_image...759a49.jpg safe_image-1-57cb319759a49.jpg

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Noemi Perosillo
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5 years ago

another good reason for go to Finland !

Mitzy
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5 years ago

What is the point?

Mary Tonningsen
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5 years ago

In the article it says: “The pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope; is a symbol (of) us coming together as a community,” said the artist on her Instagram. That sounds good to me!

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

That is some TALENTED crochet work. There was A LOT of hard work put into this installation. I believe their message of "hope" was displayed proudly.

Community Member
5 years ago

Yvonne, thanks for the kind words. Besides"hope" there is another beautiful statement shared by the artist on her Instagram account, "women can build houses, women can make homes". safe_image...759a49.jpg safe_image-1-57cb319759a49.jpg

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Noemi Perosillo
Community Member
5 years ago

another good reason for go to Finland !

Mitzy
Community Member
5 years ago

What is the point?

Mary Tonningsen
Community Member
5 years ago

In the article it says: “The pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope; is a symbol (of) us coming together as a community,” said the artist on her Instagram. That sounds good to me!

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