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Polish Artist Covers A 100-Year-Old House In Finland With Pink Crochet
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Art, Needle and Thread6 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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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

another good reason for go to Finland !

Mary Tonningsen
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Cassie
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That house looks cozy.

Joel Ei
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Way cool, unusual, weird, unique, I love it! :)

Lydia Halliday
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is amazing. Very hard work was put into this!!

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To all the guys who well perceived the message of HOPE shared by the artist, here is another beautiful statement for you all, "women can build houses, women can make homes". Cheers ! safe_image...ae0646.jpg safe_image-1-57cb322ae0646.jpg

bubamara
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love it! I wish our country house to be crocketed inside out for a cause....so, Iam not alone then :-)

Mary Tonningsen
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this! And this artist - so creative and thoughtful in what she does. Great work, again, Agata Oleksiak! :)

Canada Girl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The vibrant pink is splendid. Also, the artist looks like a Ghostbuster in the final picture.

Kasia Polkowska
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh My! That is incredible. I would love to see this in person. So much fun pattern and line work.

szatan667
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So gay crotchet work.......

over opinionated
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a certain that I could never do that and I crochet daily. You are an inspiration and a gift to the crochet world and the real world combined. You are my new favorite crochet artist you are incredible

over opinionated
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

P.s.what hook size did you use and how much yarn I'm very curious

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Amanda Panda
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's pepto Bismol, pink! What happens when it rains, or a bunch of birds decide to drop a couple gifts from the sky?

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

leaving these "ifs & buts", look at this for a while again, ... cheers !

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Aiden Derouen
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is making me think when i go to bed tonight i will wake up with a pink house with hundreds of strangers crawling on my window..

Emilia Zhe Awesome
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OK IS THERE ANYONE WHO THOUGHT OF APH POLAND?

Pi...
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love her modern day ghost buster with a crochet patch on the sleeve look! Armed with yarn and a crochet hook! Awesome!

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks interesting, but will not my opninion such quite a lot of art is quite weird. If anyone would be doing this without it declaring art he would be praised for his talent but taken to a mental asylum still.

Julia Howe
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like a vfx artist dropped a 3D model in the scenery and forgot to adjust the texture map! very trippy!

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

Load More Replies...
Noemi Perosillo
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

another good reason for go to Finland !

Mary Tonningsen
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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!

Load More Replies...
Cassie
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That house looks cozy.

Joel Ei
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Way cool, unusual, weird, unique, I love it! :)

Lydia Halliday
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is amazing. Very hard work was put into this!!

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To all the guys who well perceived the message of HOPE shared by the artist, here is another beautiful statement for you all, "women can build houses, women can make homes". Cheers ! safe_image...ae0646.jpg safe_image-1-57cb322ae0646.jpg

bubamara
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love it! I wish our country house to be crocketed inside out for a cause....so, Iam not alone then :-)

Mary Tonningsen
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this! And this artist - so creative and thoughtful in what she does. Great work, again, Agata Oleksiak! :)

Canada Girl
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The vibrant pink is splendid. Also, the artist looks like a Ghostbuster in the final picture.

Kasia Polkowska
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh My! That is incredible. I would love to see this in person. So much fun pattern and line work.

szatan667
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So gay crotchet work.......

over opinionated
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a certain that I could never do that and I crochet daily. You are an inspiration and a gift to the crochet world and the real world combined. You are my new favorite crochet artist you are incredible

over opinionated
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

P.s.what hook size did you use and how much yarn I'm very curious

Load More Replies...
Amanda Panda
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's pepto Bismol, pink! What happens when it rains, or a bunch of birds decide to drop a couple gifts from the sky?

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

leaving these "ifs & buts", look at this for a while again, ... cheers !

Load More Replies...
Aiden Derouen
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is making me think when i go to bed tonight i will wake up with a pink house with hundreds of strangers crawling on my window..

Emilia Zhe Awesome
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OK IS THERE ANYONE WHO THOUGHT OF APH POLAND?

Pi...
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love her modern day ghost buster with a crochet patch on the sleeve look! Armed with yarn and a crochet hook! Awesome!

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks interesting, but will not my opninion such quite a lot of art is quite weird. If anyone would be doing this without it declaring art he would be praised for his talent but taken to a mental asylum still.

Julia Howe
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like a vfx artist dropped a 3D model in the scenery and forgot to adjust the texture map! very trippy!

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