Aug 8, 2013
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Beautiful Crochets installation an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland by Olek

 

Polish-born, New York-based textile artist spent two full days, even working through a rainy downpour, to install the crocheted piece in Poland.

Olek tells Hi-Fructose, “I think I should call this train ‘deadly romance.’ I love it, but it almost killed me. I want to see it again, but I am avoiding it. It is calling my name. But I know how much pain it caused. I am totally in love with it, but hate it in the same time. If the natural progression is to make bigger better pieces, what should I make next? Can someone give me a plane? Or should I go to the moon?”

in her  words.”

A loop after a loop. Hour after hour my madness becomes crochet. Life and art are inseparable. The movies I watch while crocheting influence my work, and my work dictates the films I select. I crochet everything that enters my space. Sometimes it’s a text message, a medical report, found objects. There is the unraveling, the ephemeral part of my work that never lets me forget about the limited life of the art object and art concept. What do I intend to reveal? You have to pull the end of the yarn and unravel the story behind the crochet.

My work changes from place to place. I studied the science of culture. With a miner’s work ethic, I long to delve deeper and deeper into my investigations. My art was a development that took me away from industrial, close-minded Silesia, Poland. It has always sought to bring color and life, energy, and surprise to the living space. My goal is to produce new work and share it with the public. I intend to take advantage of living in NYC with various neighborhoods and, with my actions, create a feedback to the economic and social reality in our community.”

the artist didn’t even stop to change out of a costume she wore at the Animal Ball in London before jumping on a plane to meet four assistants who began a four-day assault on the large train that was completed on July 19th.The crocheted locomotive is currently on display in Lodz, Poland through August 19, 2013.

Beautiful Crochets installation an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland by Olek

Beautiful Crochets installation an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland by Olek

Beautiful Crochets installation an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland by Olek

Beautiful Crochets installation an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland by Olek

Beautiful Crochets installation an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland by Olek

Beautiful Crochets installation an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland by Olek

Beautiful Crochets installation an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland by Olek

 Beautiful Crochets installation an Entire Four-Car Locomotive in Lodz, Poland by Olek

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