Just in time for Pride, our favorite crochet warrior, Olek, crushed a monument in South America with her colorful camo pattern that she crafts into cozy coverings, reimagining patriarchal symbols worldwide, among other impressive endeavors. Her stunning projects continue to astonish and amaze, and she gave us the scoop on her latest mission...

 

Just in time for Pride, our favorite crochet warrior, Olek, crushed a monument in South America with her colorful camo pattern that she crafts into cozy coverings, reimagining patriarchal symbols worldwide, among other impressive endeavors. Her stunning projects continue to astonish and amaze, and she gave us the scoop on her latest mission, "I highlight everyday objects and give them a new meaning by dressing them in crochet.  With every piece I create I try to bring awareness to various issues around the world, issues that are important to me. It's disturbing that we still have to fight for fundamental human rights today, specifically women's and gay rights. This is why I decided to support and draw attention to gay rights by crocheting the obelisk in Santiago de Chile, a gigantic phallic object, covered in my signature rainbow crochet, meant to encourage dialog about human rights and convey the sense of urgency that I feel is needed to help gay people not feel persecuted." Amen, sister. Olek successfully impacts the world through art, creating dialogue and inspiring change through beauty and hard work.

Photos by Curro Guerrero and Francisco Garcia