Olek Covers an Obelisk in Santiago, Chile With Crocheted Rainbow Designs to Highlight the Issue of Equality

Earlier this year during the Hecho en Casa Festival in Santiago, Chile, the talented and prolific crochet artist and yarnbomber Olek left her distinctive mark on the Balmaceda obelisk at the center of Plaza Baquedano that she covered in a rainbow colored crocheted design to highlight the issue of equality. Filmmaker Nicolás Rojas Castro captured the entire process with additional footage provided Leonardo Spinetti and others.

Rainbow Obelisk


Birds Eye


images via Hecho en Casa

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.