Saturday, 3 September 2016

Not Many Houses Have A Colour In Their Name,

but a few do,

 the White House springs to mind, and here is another one, the Pink House, looking almost like a toy,

 it is in fact a full sized house that has been yarn-bombed, 

the installation currently stands in Kerava, Finland,

 where Olek worked with a team of assistants to stitch together huge panels of crochet that envelop every inch of this 100-year-old house, Olek states, Originally, this building, built in the early 1900s, was the home of Karl Jacob Svensk (1883-1968). During the Winter War 1939-1940, the family fled to evade bombs falling into the yard, but they didn’t have to move out permanently. In 2015, more than 21 million people were forced to leave their homes in order to flee from conflicts, the pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope; is a symbol us coming together as a community’, we have featured the work of Olek before when she yarn-bombed a train back in 2013, and you can see more photos and videos of the pink house on Instagram.

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