Shaking Hands with Olek’s Crocheted ArtBy Rachel Choi – 11 Comments
Have you seen Olek’s crocheted art yet? It is fun to look at and always puts a smile on my face when I see it. Yet, it always has me perplexed as to the meaning behind it. Previously I’m written about the Wall Street Bull with Crochet Cozy, but I’ve recently come across a new exhibit of Olek’s work. This display was on the streets of New York and is titled “Crocheted Grapefruit” based on an idea from Yoko Ono’s book.
The display is a set of people wearing crocheted bodysuits (yes, you read that right) that stick their hands through a canvas for others to shake. The display offers no explanation other than the words that are printed on the canvas, which say:
Drill a hole in a canvas and put your hand out from behind.
Receive your guests in that position.
Shake hands and converse with hands.
Feel free to read the full article and see more photos by DNAinfo/Julie Shapiro: Crocheted Hands Ready for a Shake at Wall Street Art Project
Also, here’s a video of last year’s 2010 Grapefruit exhibit, which is slightly different for this year’s exhibit:
What do you think of this art work? What do you think is the purpose of it?