During last weekend's Cherry Blossoms Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a performance art installation delighted visitors. The two participants wore artist Olek's crocheted, wearable sculptures made of multicolored, crocheted camouflage. They sat on a colorful crocheted blanket on the lawn while reading a book, relaxing and occasionally sipping from a crocheted wine glass. There were other crocheted objects around them including wine glass, gloves and fruits.
Olek (Agata Oleksiak, and known professionally as Crocheted Olek) is a Polish-born artist living in New York City. Her extensive works include sculptures, installations such as crocheted bicycles, inflatables, and fiber art. Her best known piece is probably the apartment in which the contents, including the residents, were covered in crocheting as featured in my previous post. Olek's art generally includes members of the public crocheted directly into the suit without traditional fasteners.Olek has also exhibited abroad.