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A Sweater for Albert Einstein

A twelve-foot statue of Albert Einstien at the National Academy of Sciences is now wearing a pink camouflage sweater. Why?  Because crochet-artist Olek has landed in Washington DC for the “40 Under 40:  Craft Futures” exhibit at the Smithsonian.

Olek has received the Ruth Melon Award for sculpture, and was the winner of the Apex Art Gallery Commercial Competition which aired on PBS.  When asked why crochet is her media of choice, Olek says it allows her to ” do two things at once:  watch movies and make art.” 

More images of Albert can be seen HERE.


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