shown here: Institute For Figuring's "Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef"
2007 exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center.
The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef will be an exhibit at the World Financial Center Winter Garden beginning April 7 through August. In The Loop invites all interested parties in contributing their own coral pieces, to be incorporated into the exhibit beginning May 17. Patterns, samples and lessons will be available at the Brown Bag and After Work Socials listed in the Spring Season schedule. Click here for pattern instructions.
What is a Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef?
What began as an experiment in modeling mathematical space, The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is an exquisite exhibit of handmade pieces made by hundreds of craftspeople from around the world. Previously shown at the Chicago Cultural Center, Andy Warhol Foundation Museum and other exhibit halls, the Coral Reef will be on display at our very own Winter Garden at the World Financial Center beginning April 7.
Curated by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring, the exhibit will include parts of the Chicago Coral Reef and the Toxic Coral Reef (made of yarn from strips of plastic bags and other otherwise toxic materials).
Workshops hosted by NYU's Institute for Humanities, co-sponsors of the exhibit, have set the New York Crochet Guild and Harlem Knitting Group into creative work mode - making coral pieces that will be assembled for the first time in this exhibit.
The New York Coral Reef
The newest addition to the project will be the New York Coral Reef. In The Loop invites all interested parties in contributing their own coral pieces, to be incorporated into the exhibit beginning May 17. Patterns, samples and lessons will be available at the Brown Bag and After Work Socials listed in the Spring Season schedule.
For more information on the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef
visit the Institute for Figuring website
Read the New York Times Article by Patricia Cohen
Want to Save a Coral Reef? Bring Along Your Crochet Hook.