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Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!
Posted By Mark Boyer On July 21, 2012 @ 3:34 pm In Treehouses | No Comments
With the help of a team of “crocheteiros,” Olek completely covered the massive alligator in colorful yarn and ribbons. Kids can climb in, through and on top of the brightly-colored alligator, which loses some of its intimidation with that blanket of pink yarn. The crocheted alligator is part of the SESC Arts Show 2012 , a non-profit arts show across several venues that runs from July 19 to 29 in São Paulo.
The Polish-born artist has been quite prolific recently, covering everything from a convertible  to the bull on Wall Street  in bright-colored yarn. Olek’s work is currently on display at the Smithsonian’s “40 Under 40: Craft Futures ” exhibit, and one of her crocheted bikes makes a cameo in the movie 2 Days in New York .
+ Olek 
via This is Colossal 
Photos © Lost Art 
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