by Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 August 2014

Crocheted yarn installations seem to be everywhere nowadays – even underwater! Recently in Cancun, Mexico’s underwater art museum, Museo Subacuatico de Arte, crochet artist Olek created a variety of yarn installations to raise awareness about the world’s declining shark population.

Using environmentally-friendly materials, Olek was able to cover a bomb-shaped sculpture with a design that mimics the colors and patterns of a coral reef. According to her, the installation symbolizes a ticking time bomb in our oceans as overfishing and pollution continues to destroy its ecosystems.

Olek also put together diving suits and mermaid costumes completely covered in the whimsical material. Taken alongside majestic whale sharks, the images you see look like they came straight out of a fairy tale book!

Via Laughing Squid