Saturday, October 23, 2010

crochet the coral reef

Orange is part of the reef of crochet
Today I learned about a project that is currently on display here in Washington DC at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum  titled The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef 
This is one life sized crochet installation and there are many of them growing around the world.

recycled materials crocheted into the reef
It is a very interesting story how this crochet project came to solve a problem using a form of lacy handy work, my grandmother tried to teach me, presented by Margaret Wertheim on TED talks. If you haven't ever seen a TED talk check out the videos of the best thinkers in the world telling their stories in 18 minutes or less. Well worth the time to view this story and make a date to go see the installation while it is in town. Thanks to Sabeth Jackson from Pyramid Atlantic Studios for posting the talk on her blog and letting us know this exhibition is in Washington DC right now!
Went to see the show today and really enjoyed taking photos which you can see in my flicker set called Crochet Coral Reef

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