Polish Artist “Agat Oleksiak” Aka “Olek” Covers A 100-year-old House In Finland With Pink Crochet

We all want the places we live to feel like home. So we decorate. We make things cosy. We settle and try to grow roots. This art project takes our need for cosy comfort to another level – and has an important message of hope and community.

Polish artist Agat Oleksiak aka Olek covers a 100 year old house in Finland with pink crochet

Polish sculptor and performance artist Agat Oleksiak (also known as Olek) has spend the last week or so crocheting a giant pink, fluffy cover for a 100-year-old house in Kerava, Finland.

This particular house was chosen for a reason.

Built in the early 1900s, it was the home of Karl Jacob Svensk and his family, who had to flee to escape bombs falling into the house’s garden during the Winter War in 1939.

Olek sees the house’s history as a reflection of the stories of millions of other people, forced to leave their homes as a result of conflicts.

She wanted to transform this house from a symbol of conflict and destruction into a representation of a shared hope for the future, comfort, and home.

So she assembled a team of Syrian and Ukranian women – many of whom are refugees – and together, they began to crochet a pink cover for the house.

After days of teamwork and crocheting, the two-story house was entirely covered in a crocheted veil of pink, with patterns of flowers and skulls.

‘The pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope,’ wrote Olek on Instagram.

‘A symbol of us coming together as a community.’

Links: Metro.co.uk

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