Polish-born Olek has done it again, but this time she's yarn-stormed a train in celebration of Poland's revered poet, Julian Tuwim, and his The Locomotive. Reported today by Richelle Sibolboro on Open City Projects, Agata Oleksiak, New York-based founder of guerrilla knitting, accomplished this massive street art installation, signature camouflage crochet yarn bomb, in Lodz with four assistants in only two days. She's named it "Deadly Romance."
Tuwim, born in Lodz in 1894, received the Golden Laurel of the Polish Academy of Literature in 1935. And like the mission behind guerrilla knitting or yarn bombing, the poet was a satirist; "his poems celebrated introduction to the everyday life in a city, with its triviality and vulgarism." He also wrote serious poetry and children's poetry, among them, The Locomotive. Julian Tuwim survived WWII as a Polish Jew by emigrating first through Romania, then France to Portugal, finally escaping to the USA via Brazil in 1942. He returned to Poland in 1946 where he died in 1953.