Olek’s Underwater “Yarn Bomb” May Have Killed Marine Life in Mexico

by , 08/29/14   filed under: Eco-Art, Eco-Fashion News


“Believe it or not, there is a lot of marine life growing, incrusted in the sculpture, and we gather that this has killed it,” he told the Associated Press.

The museum says it’s filing charges against Oleksiak, who has clad vans, playgrounds, apartments, the Wall Street bull, and even entire trains in her crocheted cozies.

Oleksiak, who says she used safe, biodegradable yarn, is circumspect about the looming lawsuit. “If they want to sue me, I don’t know. I can pay them back with crocheting more underwater sculptures,” she said. “I don’t know why would they sue me but maybe they’re a little bit upset that I did it there. But my intentions were positive and that’s the most important thing about my work.”

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“Because of the nature of my work, there is often a divided reaction to it,” she added on her website. “Some people love it and understand, and others, not so much. The goal however, regardless of whether people appreciate it or not, is to ignite thought in those who engage with it. And with that, to encourage people to act on their own and make a difference toward a more sustainable future.”

The installation, a collaboration with Pangeaseed’s Tre Packard, also featured people dressed as mermaids, butterflies, and deep-sea divers in head-to-toe crochet.

+ Associated Press

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One Response to “Olek’s Underwater “Yarn Bomb” May Have Killed Marine Life in Mexico”

  1. cat sprat says:

    A “more sustainable future” begins with the artist that insists on staging in the ocean. Did she not consider the critical importance of material research for environment/art project? Take it out.

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