Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is a project by the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles. The Crochet Reef resides at the intersection of mathematics, marine biology, handicraft and community art practice, and also responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash. It is currently being exhibited at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.  Our department chair, Susie Brandt, will be speaking on a panel about the project "Contemporary Perspectives on Fiber and the Coral Reef Project"  on Monday, February 7 at 6:30pm at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC. If you are interested in this event and want more information, let me know. 

If anyone is curious about the ecological aspects of this work, please come on April 4 at 11 am to this classroom *(s206) . An oceanographers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who studies coral reefs and atolls and who helped to sponsor this exhibition will be visiting Jessica Braiterman's Collage and Sculptural Surfaces class!  

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