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Yarn-Bombing Artist Olek Crochets Entire Locomotive in Poland

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A few Christmases ago, crochet artist Olek brought a little warmth to her hometown’s freezing financial district by giving NYC’s infamous bull a brightly-colored sweaterBut her latest project took her across the world from her current home to her birthplace of Poland, where she completely covered a four car locomotive in brightly-colored camouflage.

Olek with Locomotive

With the help of a few assistants, Olek completed the work in just four days, bringing new life to a technology many of us now consider very old-world. In a post on Instagram, Olek called the colorful locomotive “the train that stood still” and commented that public artwork she does offers payback with “a million smiles”.

Sadly, the public art installation was only on display for a month and has since been removed. But you can witness the enormity of the project in this time lapse video:

In an interview with Hi-Fructose, Olek said her natural progression has been to make each project larger than the next.

“What should I make next? Can someone give me a plane? Or should I go to the moon?”

See more of her work at oleknyc.com, and follow her process and progress through Instagram.

Olek Locomotive

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Alaina is a graphic designer and photographer with a journalism background. She blogs about book cover design, cheers for the Detroit Tigers and really loves vegetables. She also takes too many catstagrams.

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