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OLEK Drops A Bomb In The Bottom Of The Ocean in Mexico

Posted on August 16, 2014

As a rejoinder to our Film Friday post yesterday, today we take you into deep waters where OLEK has just crocheted a bomb or two.

If you think our land is being stripped of entire mountains and trees and our soil and drinking water is being poisoned by factory farming and fracking, consider that it is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed each year to create shark fin soup. They have been at the tops of the oceanic food chain for about 450 million years but we are on track to knock them out in the next 20.

Does that sound like an ecological ticking time bomb to you?

OLEK says she wants to “bring awareness to the state of the world’s oceans and promote the preservation of marine life.” With this new project she is definitely making waves.

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

In a new project with PangeaSeed and sculpture Jason DeCaires Taylor, the Brooklyn based street artist dove to the ocean floor off the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico to create these astounding, poetic, and inspiring underwater images. As she has done in other projects on land OLEK created costumery for friends and others to model, and these crocheted mermaids are the bomb. The yarn bomb.

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

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Olek for Pangeaseed. Isla Mujeres, Mexico. August 2014 (photo © Pangeaseed)

 

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