Monday, September 12, 2016

100 Year Old Pink Crochet House

Amazing! This is the absolutely beautiful art work of Polish sculptor and performance artist, Olek. She covered an entire two-story, 100 year old house in Kerava(Finland) in pink crochet. She hasn't done this beautiful installation by herself, she teamed of Syrian and Ukrainian woman, many of whom are refugees, together they begun to crochet a pink cover for the house.

Olek shares:
“Our pink house is about the journey, not just about the artwork itself.  It’s about us coming together as a community.  It’s about helping each other … we proved that we are stronger together, that we can make anything happen together.  People from all walks of life came together to make this project possible.  Someone donated the house, another one fixed the electricity and @redheartyarns generously donated the materials.  And of course, most importantly, many women {including Syrian and Ukrainian refugees} joined us in the effort to make my dream a reality.
… Women have the ability to recreate themselves.  No matter how low life might bring us, we can get back on our feet and start anew… We can show everybody that women can build houses, women can make homes.  In 2015 over 21 million people lost their homes due to war and conflicts in their native countries. The pink house, our pink house, is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope.  Everybody should have a home.”

Kerava Art Museum: Our Pink House by Olek from Sinkka on Vimeo.

(via OlekNYC.  Photos by Colossal)


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