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Crazy Yarnbombed Van by Olek Pops Up in Brooklyn

Her signature rainbow-camo print transformed a Brooklyn block into an interactive outdoor art exhibition this past weekend

Story by Yuka Yoneda - Source: http://inhabitat.com
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Photo © Inhabitat

We’ve seen our fair share of crazy crochet-wrapped objects, but this yarnbombed van by Olek might take the cake. The nimble-fingered yarntist covered the vehicle with her signature rainbow-camo print as part of Absolut Vodka’s Open Canvas event, which transformed a Brooklyn block into an interactive outdoor art exhibition this past weekend.

Photo © Inhabitat

Photo © Inhabitat

Absolut tapped Olek to be one of the 20 artists who have taken over a block in Williamsburg and turned it into their own personal canvas (hence the name of the event). When Inhabitat stopped by on Saturday afternoon, most of the installations were still in progress, but the street was still open to the public meaning passersby had the chance to observe some of the artists at work. Most people had no idea what was going on, which was really refreshing compared to the sterile, super-controlled feeling of visiting an art gallery and seeing only the finished works.

Photo © Inhabitat

Photo © Inhabitat

The other artists being featured are: Craig Damrauer, Asger Carlsen, Aurora Halal, Mark Nystrom, Andrew Kuo, Dev Harlan, Tony Cox, Ara Dymond, Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe, Rostarr, Joseph Montgomery, Valerie Hegarty, Katsu and Ryan McNamara. If you want to check out this free street art exhibit for yourself, the Absolut Open Canvas transformation will be up all week until June 30th.

Photo © Inhabitat

Photo © Inhabitat

Photo © Inhabitat

Photo © Inhabitat

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