olek: crocheted jacaré alligator playground in são paulo
olek: crocheted jacaré alligator playground in são paulo olek: crocheted jacaré alligator playground in são paulo
jul 17, 2012

olek: crocheted jacaré alligator playground in são paulo

olek has created the ‘crocheted jacaré’ installation in são paulo, atop a playground on the SESC grounds all images © lost art




poland-born, brooklyn-based artist olek has created ‘crocheted jacaré’ for the SESC arts show 2012 in são paulo, brazil. developed onsite over the course of several weeks with the help of ‘crocheteiros’ crocheting collaborators, the project unites north carolinian acrylic yarn with brazilian ribbons in what olek calls a ‘multicultural mix’ that completely covers the exterior of an alligator-shaped playground designed by márcia maria benevento.

full view, ‘crocheted jacaré’




the project is part of the SESC arts show 2012, whose interventions are themed under the idea ‘memory of things’. the exhibition runs from july 19th – july 29th, 2012 across several buildings of the SESC (social service of commerce) non-profit cultural institution.

closer view of alligator head


detail on eye, woven through with brazilian ribbons


detail of crocheting around the teeth


additional view of the crocheted playground


the tail, complete with spine plates

  • Wish I could do this in my back yard.

    Marta says:
  • This is Wonderful – Full of Wonder…
    I loved the Bull. I Love the Alligator.
    Well photographed but,
    Maybe {lost art} is looking for more pictures, as I am.
    I’ts nuts that The Bull did not last the night.

    Dan says:

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