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Artist's Underwater Crochet 'Bomb' May Have Killed Marine Life

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts

A recent work by Polish crotchet mastermind Olek is stirring the waters off the coast of Mexico. Last week, Olek, whose real name is Agata Oleksia...

This Is What Happens When Two Powerful Female Street Artists Join Forces

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts

It's a good day when we catch word of an exhibition honoring a female street artist, a rare and sadly under-exposed breed. It's an even more glorious ...

We Want Nothing More Than To Ride In This Crochet Rickshaw

Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts

We've always had a soft spot for the yarn-crazed wonder known as Olek, but her newest creation, a crochet rickshaw, takes our obsession to new heights...

The First Crocheted Billboard

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.14.2013 | Arts

Olek has struck again, this time bringing her crocheted magic to the sky-level billboards of Oakland, California. First crocheted billboard ever! ...

Reweaving the World as I See it

Tracey Harnish | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

2012-04-25-pullquote.jpgOlek takes common objects and transforms them with a covering of crocheted yarn. Below Olek answers some questions about the meaning of her work.

WATCH: Crochet Artist Olek Now Knitting Balloon Suits

Posted 03.19.2012 | New York

Crochet artist and knitting vigilante Olek, whose crochet shopping carts, Wall Street Bull or say, Astor Place cube you may have seen around town, is ...