Polish artist Olek treats her crochet practice as an art form and as a catalyst for social change. As a part of the St+art Delhi street festival in Delhi, she decorate a homeless shelter with her colorful and energetic woolen pieces.
With the help of fabric and materials donation to her community project from fashion design labels in India and with volunteering helpers, Olek was able to cover a huge space with her colorful pieces made of vivid patterns of purples, blues, reds, yellows and oranges together.
My work changes from place to place. I studied the science of culture. With a miner’s work ethic, I long to delve deeper and deeper into my investigations. My art was a development that took me away from industrial, close-minded Silesia, Poland. It has always sought to bring color and life, energy, and surprise to the living space. I intend to take advantage of living in NYC with various neighborhoods and, with my actions, create a feedback to the economic and social reality in our community. (Source)