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I march for love, with love. I love the motto of the organizers, "Strive to promote what we are FOR, ...
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I march for love, with love. I love the motto of the organizers, "Strive to promote what we are FOR, rather than what we’re against," as it echoes my personal beliefs. Hate only creates more hate. So I am marching as I know love must win. I am marching for the next female leader who is rising. ... I march for love, with love.
I love the motto of the organizers, "Strive to promote what we are FOR, rather than what we’re against," as it echoes my personal beliefs. Hate only creates more hate. So I am marching as I know love must win.
I am marching for the next female leader who is rising. I want to demonstrate to you that we are here waiting and supporting, and when you are ready, we will be here to support you. We need you.
I have devoted my career to expressing solidarity with those oppressed by laws, to support women’s rights, sexual equality, and freedom of expression, and after traveling the world, it is unfortunate that I need to march for equal rights in my country now.
I march in hopes that women can be united and that together we can fight anything.
I march for hope, and change.
I march because I believe that, after these dark days, we will have an amazing future together.

#olek #whyimarch
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 #prayforamerica #davidhammons 1969 @themuseumofmodernart From the late 1960s to the mid-1970s ...
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#prayforamerica #davidhammons 1969 @themuseumofmodernart From the late 1960s to the mid-1970s Hammons made a series of "body prints" by pressing his skin and clothing, smeared with grease or margarine, against a board or a sheet of paper and then sprinkling the surface with graphite ... #prayforamerica
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From the late 1960s to the mid-1970s Hammons made a series of "body prints" by pressing his skin and clothing, smeared with grease or margarine, against a board or a sheet of paper and then sprinkling the surface with graphite or pigment. This early example is a haunting image of the artist in profile with his hands joined in prayer. Created during a time of nationwide protests, race riots, and demonstrations against the Vietnam War, these works may reflect what Hammons described in the 1960s as his “moral obligation as a black artist to try to graphically document what I feel socially.”
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#lovealwayswins Strive to promote what we are FOR, rather than what we’re against My #crocheted sign for the march in DC #womensmarch #womensmarchglobal #staypositive #onlypositivevibes #lovealwayswins
Strive to promote what we are FOR, rather than what we’re against

My #crocheted sign for the march in DC
#womensmarch #womensmarchglobal
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Wars Come and Go and the Carousel is Always There to Remind us of the Good Times, 2016 I created the carousel after spending the summer working with refugees who had escaped devastating wars in their home countries. I was inspired by how they were rebuilding their lives and approaching each ... Wars Come and Go and the Carousel is Always There to Remind us of the Good Times, 2016

I created the carousel after spending the summer working with refugees who had escaped devastating wars in their home countries. I was inspired by how they were rebuilding their lives and approaching each day with positivity, despite all that had happened to them.  The carousel symbolizes hope in that the bad comes and goes, but the carousel remains. It is there to remind us of better times.
Now it looks like we need a gigantic carousel in USA!!! We need to believe in and work together towards a better tomorrow.” #OLEK #magiccity
@magiccitylife #crochet #szydelko #szydelkowanie
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"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for ...
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"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams". Albert Einstein "We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams".
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 #lovemustwin ・・・ You are ready! #rise It's time #NewYork #art by @oleknyc #yoga by @triciadonegan ...
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#lovemustwin ・・・ You are ready! #rise It's time #NewYork #art by @oleknyc #yoga by @triciadonegan #hotpink #love by YOU #march #humanrainbow #teamolek #findthehotpinkdrop #yogaeverydamnday 6:30am #powehour @derekstaranowski 10am #powerhour @xxmelaherron 12pm #sweetspot @sarahghilardi ... #lovemustwin ・・・
You are ready! #rise It's time #NewYork #art by @oleknyc #yoga by @triciadonegan #hotpink #love by YOU #march #humanrainbow #teamolek #findthehotpinkdrop #yogaeverydamnday 6:30am #powehour @derekstaranowski 10am #powerhour @xxmelaherron 12pm #sweetspot @sarahghilardi 4pm #classic @livforyoga 6:30pm #powerhour @triciadonegan 8pm #sweetspot @xxmelaherron #triciadonegan #faith @oleknyc #devotion #lovebeyondborders @milanelman @nicopanda
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I hope one day we will be able to stop using this quote, but it is unfortunately still relevant now. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This four-paneled, crocheted graffiti piece quotes US civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., from a famous letter he composed ... I hope one day we will be able to stop using this quote, but it is unfortunately still relevant now. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This four-paneled, crocheted graffiti piece quotes US civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., from a famous letter he composed in a Birmingham, Alabama jail in 1963.

London 2012
#martinlutherking #crochet #szydelko #publicart #olek #oleknyc #nolionsinengland #antislavery #MLKDAY
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"In a split second our lives are turned upside down by explosions like these, and we block it from ...
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"In a split second our lives are turned upside down by explosions like these, and we block it from our minds until it happens to us or someone we love or someone we simply see the humanity within." Read more what my favorite, hard working and always on top of everything boys from the @bkstreetart ... "In a split second our lives are turned upside down by explosions like these, and we block it from our minds until it happens to us or someone we love or someone we simply see the humanity within." Read more what my favorite, hard working and always on top of everything boys from the @bkstreetart have to say about my production #intheblinkofaneye
Full link in my profile 🔝

Thank you #olek
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When it's freezing in NYC, we go to the beach party!!! And @chrissalgardo knows how to throw one in ...
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When it's freezing in NYC, we go to the beach party!!! And @chrissalgardo knows how to throw one in a great style!!! Thank you dear #Repost ・・・ The uber-talented and always gorgeous @oleknyc @kiehlsnyc @gucci #myvitality #purevitality : @bfa #olek When it's freezing in NYC, we go to the beach party!!! And @chrissalgardo knows how to throw one in a great style!!! Thank you dear 😘

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The uber-talented and always gorgeous @oleknyc @kiehlsnyc @gucci #myvitality #purevitality 📷: @bfa #olek
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Full article in my profile <span class="emoji emoji1f51d"></span> "It is one thing to read about the events in those parts of the world, ...
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Full article in my profile "It is one thing to read about the events in those parts of the world, but it is something totally different to actually look in the eyes of those women who lost everything while running from the war" In this picture, Sarah and Lama who inspired me and motivated me. ... Full article in my profile 🔝
"It is one thing to read about the events in those parts of the world, but it is something totally different to actually look in the eyes of those women who lost everything while running from the war"
In this picture, Sarah and Lama who inspired me and motivated me. Love you girls forever #olek #teamolek thank you @andrew.nunes from @creators_project
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On January 21, 2017, people from all over the country will gather in Washington DC to stand in solidarity ...
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On January 21, 2017, people from all over the country will gather in Washington DC to stand in solidarity in the spirit of democracy to honor the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, and to recognize that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength ... On January 21, 2017, people from all over the country will gather in Washington DC to stand in solidarity in the spirit of democracy to honor the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, and to recognize that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
For this event, a huge Inside Out Group action is being put together.

Whether or not you will be able to be physically present on January 21st, your presence and support will be felt through your portrait carried by other Marchers.
Just went to the Inside Out Studio in NY to get my picture taken for the Inside Out Women's March action. Be a part of it and support the movement by sending your portrait to [email protected]

Rules for pictures are simple:
• No sunglasses
• 1 person/picture
• No logos
• HD Resolution (smartphone pictures work)
• Portrait format

Let's show that we stand strong and united to fight for justice and unity for all!

#strongertogether
#olek
@insideoutproject 🙏🔮💞
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"Known for creating #crocheted masterpieces that turn the kitschy handicraft on its head, Agata ...
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"Known for creating #crocheted masterpieces that turn the kitschy handicraft on its head, Agata Oleksiak, the #Polishartist more commonly known as #Olek, never ceases to amaze her audience with her works" read the full article about my film and installation @creators_project LINK in ... "Known for creating #crocheted masterpieces that turn the kitschy handicraft on its head, Agata Oleksiak, the #Polishartist more commonly known as #Olek, never ceases to amaze her audience with her works" read the full article about my film and installation @creators_project LINK in my profile 🔝 thank you #AndrewNunes 🙏💥🙏 #szydelko #crochet #shortfilm
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Detail #002 This freshly made piece is going to #kimballartcenter for an exhibition celebrating ...
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Detail #002 This freshly made piece is going to #kimballartcenter for an exhibition celebrating 33 years of independent spirit at the #sundancefilmfestival curated by @morganspurlocknyc 📽 #olekNYC #crochet #szydelko Detail #002
This freshly made piece is going to #kimballartcenter for an exhibition celebrating 33 years of independent spirit at the #sundancefilmfestival curated by @morganspurlocknyc 💥📽💥 #olekNYC #crochet #szydelko
a great inspiration to all!!! #inspirationcouple #inspirationeverywhere
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a great inspiration to all!!! #inspirationcouple #inspirationeverywhere a great inspiration to all!!! #inspirationcouple #inspirationeverywhere
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Very happy three ladies after performing #subungualhematoma drainage #boweryfamily #teamolek
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Very happy three ladies after performing #subungualhematoma drainage #boweryfamily #teamolek Very happy three ladies after performing #subungualhematoma drainage #boweryfamily #teamolek
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Thank you @myah_creationz for all the love and wonderful wishes. Good luck to you as well. I'm sure ...
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Thank you @myah_creationz for all the love and wonderful wishes. Good luck to you as well. I'm sure our paths will cross one day #namasteolek Thank you @myah_creationz for all the love and wonderful wishes. Good luck to you as well. I'm sure our paths will cross one day #namasteolek
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Thank you for a very pink 2016!!! Happy New Years <span class="emoji emoji1f4a5"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f4a5"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f52e"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f4a5"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f4a5"></span> #teamolek #oleknyc
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Thank you for a very pink 2016!!! Happy New Years #teamolek #oleknyc Thank you for a very pink 2016!!! Happy New Years 💥💥🔮💥💥 #teamolek #oleknyc
 #naturalfiber #crochet #dollies part of something bigger but I do like the natural and simple feeling ...
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#naturalfiber #crochet #dollies part of something bigger but I do like the natural and simple feeling about it. #thelastpieceof2016 #olek #sznurek #szydelko #dobrebopolskie #naturalfiber #crochet #dollies part of something bigger but I do like the natural and simple feeling about it. #thelastpieceof2016 #olek #sznurek #szydelko #dobrebopolskie
Very happy Olek with the maestro @henrychalfant!!! Yes I got 16mm #stylewars for a new piece for ...
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Very happy Olek with the maestro @henrychalfant!!! Yes I got 16mm #stylewars for a new piece for an exhibition curated by @morganspurlocknyc 📽📽📽 #henrychalfant #crochet #16mm #nyc1982 #sundancefilmfestival #bestdocumentary #olek Very happy Olek with the maestro @henrychalfant!!! Yes I got 16mm #stylewars for a new piece for an exhibition curated by @morganspurlocknyc 💥💥💥📽📽📽💥💥💥 #henrychalfant #crochet #16mm #nyc1982 #sundancefilmfestival #bestdocumentary #olek
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#rozmowakontrolowana #Repost @sandrewmelbs ️️ ... 🍾... 😇 ・・・ Spies everywhere! Not long left to call the White House and get a friendly answer. Need to exit this building quietly. @oleknyc #callingthewhitehousetocomplain #newphone #saferthananiphone #olek #fucktrump ... #rozmowakontrolowana #Repost @sandrewmelbs 💞☎️️✅ ... ❌📱❌🍾... 😇😊🔮
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Spies everywhere! Not long left to call the White House and get a friendly answer. Need to exit this building quietly. @oleknyc #callingthewhitehousetocomplain #newphone #saferthananiphone #olek #fucktrump #spies #crotchet #art
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#thisiswhattheendof2016feelslike ... #ifyouareawoman #thisiswhattheendof2016feelslike ... #ifyouareawoman
#my2016 link in my profile thank you for your support and unconditional love #olek #my2016 link in my profile thank you for your support and unconditional love ❤️ 💞💖🔮 #olek
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Something old something new nothing blue #workinprogress #privatecollection
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I wish for you all to have at least one gift to unwrap. Open your heart, as the most important gifts ...
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I wish for you all to have at least one gift to unwrap. Open your heart, as the most important gifts are not visible to to the human eye. Image: #PawelCheda, #RachelCohen, and #JoelleArnusch in costumes by #Olek in #HowManyLicks, #racocoproductions 2003, photo by #RobertPolkosnik I wish for you all to have at least one gift to unwrap. Open your heart, as the most important gifts are not visible to to the human eye. Image: #PawelCheda, #RachelCohen, and #JoelleArnusch in costumes by #Olek in #HowManyLicks, #racocoproductions 2003, photo by #RobertPolkosnik
Niechaj magia świąt Bożego Narodzenia wypełni Wasze serca radością i spokojem, a światło rozjaśnia ...
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Niechaj magia świąt Bożego Narodzenia wypełni Wasze serca radością i spokojem, a światło rozjaśnia Wam drogę miłością. Zdrowych i pogodnych świąt Bożego Narodzenia spędzonych w rodzinnym domowym zaciszu życzy Agata Niechaj magia świąt Bożego Narodzenia wypełni Wasze serca radością i spokojem, a światło rozjaśnia Wam drogę miłością. Zdrowych i pogodnych świąt Bożego Narodzenia spędzonych w rodzinnym domowym zaciszu życzy Agata
I cannot believe 2016 is almost over. It has been an amazing year.. ( til nov 8th) FULL VIDEO in my profile thank you for following me and supporting my crazy ideas xoxo #olek #oleknyc I cannot believe 2016 is almost over. It has been an amazing year.. ( til nov 8th) FULL VIDEO in my profile thank you for following me and supporting my crazy ideas xoxo #olek #oleknyc
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Still from the video piece #workinglife in collaboration with @michellepdodson on view in the ...
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Still from the video piece #workinglife in collaboration with @michellepdodson on view in the #Kerava Museum in Finland Still from the video piece #workinglife in collaboration with @michellepdodson on view in the #Kerava Museum in Finland
 #iwantyou currently in the #kerava museum in #finland @taidejamuseokeskus_sinkka #olek #crochet ...
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 #stilllifewithablueplane currently on view in the #Kerava Museum in Finland. @taidejamuseokeskus_sinkka ...
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#stilllifewithablueplane currently on view in the #Kerava Museum in Finland. @taidejamuseokeskus_sinkka #olek #stilllifewithablueplane currently on view in the #Kerava Museum in Finland. @taidejamuseokeskus_sinkka #olek
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VIDEO LINK IN MY PROFILE (please watch it with the sound) My initial intention was to create a traditional end-of-the year announcement and share my 2016 reel with you. Yes, on one end it was a really powerful year and I am extremely proud of the new path that my work took me on. However, we ... VIDEO LINK IN MY PROFILE (please watch it with the sound)

My initial intention was to create a traditional end-of-the year announcement and share my 2016 reel with you. Yes, on one end it was a really powerful year and I am extremely proud of the new path that my work took me on. However, we cannot forget we live in challenging times. A changing world filled with conflict, wars and natural disasters.
I really want to wish you a wonderful holiday season and a peaceful New Year, but I know that for many this is not a choice they can make. I invite you to take a moment of reflection. This year was about the journey, not just the artwork. The moment I allowed it to be part of my creative process, the work turned in a new direction.
I want to share with you this very special short film, In the Blink of an Eye. 
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Hello art lovers!!! @swoonhq is one of the artists that I admire the most for her art, dedication ...
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Hello art lovers!!! @swoonhq is one of the artists that I admire the most for her art, dedication and most importantly for her continued input in making this world a better place. She needs our help now!!!! I feel honored to be asked to donate my print and a studio visit guided by Callie. Pls clink ... Hello art lovers!!! @swoonhq is one of the artists that I admire the most for her art, dedication and most importantly for her continued input in making this world a better place. She needs our help now!!!! I feel honored to be asked to donate my print and a studio visit guided by Callie. Pls clink the LINK in my profile for details 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💥💥💥💥💥repost @theheliotropefoundation
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Just announced by @swoonhq and we had to share the word...the third stop on the Brooklyn Art Studio Tour will be the master of urban crochet.. Olek! (@oleknyc ) ...Swoon will guide you on a studio visit with Zaria Forman, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Olek where you'll meet these wise, creative ladies and have the opportunity to get to know about each of their working processes. How can you go wrong spending a day with 4 powerful female artists in Brooklyn? It's the last push in our campaign..8 hours left to meet our strrrreeeecccchhhhhh goal! Consider this fabulous day trip and support our build in Haiti! Link in bio 💥 #olek
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In 2000, my English teacher, Kelly Kocinski, told me: "Poland is not ready for you. You have to move ...
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In 2000, my English teacher, Kelly Kocinski, told me: "Poland is not ready for you. You have to move to NYC." I escaped from the strict confines of Poland. Everyone at that time was born in Poland; everyone was Catholic, white and only spoke Polish. But I was a stranger to my own people because ... In 2000, my English teacher, Kelly Kocinski, told me: "Poland is not ready for you. You have to move to NYC." I escaped from the strict confines of Poland. Everyone at that time was born in Poland; everyone was Catholic, white and only spoke Polish. But I was a stranger to my own people because of my beliefs, my clothes, and my philosophy. It wasn’t until I moved to New York City that I discovered my home, my spiritual home where I had the freedom to express myself fully in a cultural dialogue and malleable exchange of ideas. That is why I created the camouflage pattern: to transform the human form into a new species. Once a person enters the crocheted skin, their race, color, ethnicity, and even sexuality become irrelevant, camouflaged; they are transformed into citizens of Olek's world, where these identifiers don’t matter and everyone is free.

As an artist I have made it my duty and mission to draw attention to various issues around the world that are crucial to me; humanitarian causes, women's rights, sexual equality, freedom of expression, and injustices in general. I traveled the world and now, unfortunately, it seems this country needs this kind of work.
Last Saturday, #teamolek teamed up with Tricia Donegan's yoga freaks (love u all) and we decided to create this human rainbow flag. #strongertogether #olek #imstillwithher #triciadonegan #lovewins #diversity #findthehotpinkdrop #kissmeicrochet mural in the background @nicopanda executed by @beast_streetart
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