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Yarn-Bombed Four-Car Locomotive Explodes with Color

While some crafters enjoy creating koozies for just about anything, famous yarn-bomber Olek has taken on the ambitious task of covering a four-car locomotive with her colorfully expressive, crocheted design. With a team of four assistants, the Polish-born, New York-based textile artist spent two full days, even working through a rainy downpour, to install the crocheted piece in Poland.

Olek tells Hi-Fructose, “I think I should call this train ‘deadly romance.' I love it, but it almost killed me. I want to see it again, but I am avoiding it. It is calling my name. But I know how much pain it caused. I am totally in love with it, but hate it in the same time. If the natural progression is to make bigger better pieces, what should I make next? Can someone give me a plane? Or should I go to the moon?”

The crocheted locomotive is currently on display in Lodz, Poland through August 19, 2013.

Olek website
via [Colossal, Hi-Fructose]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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