Crochet Artist Treats the World as Her Playground

    For some artists, pen and paper just aren’t enough to channel their creativity. Such is Agata Oleksiak. Known as Olek, the conceptual artist makes stunning art pieces using only crochet.

    Her crochet has covered buildings, sculptures, and people, exhibiting in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Turkey, France, Italy, Poland, and Costa Rica.

    Currently based in New York City, the Polish artist in an avid supporter 
    women’s rights, equality, and freedom of expression.

    In 2009, she stated: “I think crochet, the way I create it, is a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and its systems and psychology. The connections are stronger as one fabric as opposed to separate strands, but, if you cut one, the whole thing will fall apart. Relationships are complex and greatly vary situation to situation. They are developmental journeys of growth, and transformation. Time passes, great distances are surpassed and the fabric which individuals are composed of compiles and unravels simultaneously.”

    Take a look.