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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 Architecture,Treehouses | No Comments

Crocheted Jacaréa, Olek, crocheted alligator, agata olek, São Paulo, Brazil [1]

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 [2], 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 [3] to the bull on Wall Street [4] in bright-colored yarn. Olek’s work is currently on display at the Smithsonian’s “40 Under 40: Craft Futures [5]” exhibit, and one of her crocheted bikes makes a cameo in the movie 2 Days in New York [6].

+ Olek [7]

via This is Colossal  [8]

Photos © Lost Art [9]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/olek-knits-a-massive-crocheted-alligator-playground-in-sao-paulo/crocheted-alligator-olek-2/

[2] SESC Arts Show 2012: http://www.sescsp.org.br/sesc/programa_new/busca.cfm?conjunto_id=9985

[3] a convertible: http://agataolek.com/portfolio/sculptures/sculptures_olek_07of26.jpg

[4] the bull on Wall Street: http://gothamist.com/2010/12/27/spotted_wall_street_bull_warms_up_w.php

[5] 40 Under 40: Craft Futures: http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/renwick40/

[6] 2 Days in New York: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1602472/

[7] + Olek: http://agataolek.com/home.html

[8] This is Colossal : http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/07/crocheted-aligator-playground-in-sao-paulo-by-olek/

[9] Lost Art: http://lost.art.br/main.htm

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