Textile artist Olek has covered an entire locomotive with colourful crochet in her home country. The Polish-born artist created the panels in New York after being inspired by a train ride from New York to San Francisco and along with her four assistants, spent two full days in Łódź, Poland, to cover a Px48 steam locomotive and carriages in […]
Tom Waits has many famous songs, and the Eyeball Kid, the titular character from one of them, has turned up on Etsy as a crochet creation. Crafted by classically trained soprano Aileen Robinson, this Eyeball Kid is made of acrylic yarn, comes with a detachable brimmed hat, and looks kind of homeless. You can adopt the blue-eyed boy — erm, sorry, ball — for just 22 bucks. That’s a pretty good steal.
Polish artist NeSpoon weaves strings to make crochet-like creations, then installs them all over Poland. He has even – as these pictures show – unleashed them on the coast of the Baltic Sea. There is an impalpable air of mystery that seems to surround these cobweb-like creations.
We’ve always thought that, confrontational side of guerilla art aside, that guerilla artists must have a soft side to them. We were right. We’ve featured Polish artist Agata Olek’s apartment installation before, but then we found that she also cloaks everything — people, cars, trolleys — in her kickass knits.
After I posted those awesome Turkish knitted accessories, my illustrator friend Sarajo Frieden sent me a link to a mind-blowing show of knitted coral reefs at Gallery Track 16 in Santa Monica. I wish I could be there to see this in person!