NEW DELHI, India – As part of St+art Delhi earlier this year, Polish-born New York street artist OLEK created a large-scale, collaboratively knitted public artwork. On view from February 20 – March 18, 2015, Street Knit covered the surface of a homeless shelter in New Delhi with knitted lengths of colorful local materials. Both the location of the installation and the technique used to create it united the traditional with the contemporary as well as the domestic with the public.
The above slideshow images show the transformation of the homeless shelter for women over the course of only one week. OLEK held workshops where volunteers participated in the fabrication of the work. The colorful result focused creative attention on the shelter, thereby increasing its visibility in the community.
You can find more information on the project, including an interview with OLEK, at Brooklyn Street Art.