olek: knitted anti slavery graffiti in london
olek: knitted anti slavery graffiti in london
oct 03, 2012

olek: knitted anti slavery graffiti in london

‘olek – injustice’, photographed by nolionsinengland, 2012 crocheted street artworkall images courtesy of the artist, photography and video © nolionsinengland

poland-born, brooklyn-based artist olek has created a new crocheted intervention artwork in the streets of london, england. olek, who is working on the project in conjunction with village underground and street artists against slavery for ‘follow your art – street art against slavery’ in aid of anti-slavery international, surmises her project stating, ‘again, life and art are inseparable‘. the four panel knit graffiti piece quotes from US civil rights activist martin luther king jr. from a famous letter he composed in a birmingham, alabama jail in 1963, writing ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere‘ across an exterior wall belonging to the village underground creative-space beside a highly trafficked street.

olek: knitted anti slavery graffiti in london the piece in progress

olek: knitted anti slavery graffiti in london ‘injustice anywhere’

olek: knitted anti slavery graffiti in london ‘is a threat’

olek: knitted anti slavery graffiti in london ‘to justice’

olek: knitted anti slavery graffiti in london ‘everywhere’

olek: knitted anti slavery graffiti in london an alternate view of the artwork being constructed

olek: knitted anti slavery graffiti in london passers by enjoy the work in its entirety

‘olek in london’ by olek, 2012

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