Crochet Coral

May 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

We’ve talked about the amazing Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project here a few times, dear readers…

The HCCR is a project that 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 has been exhibited in art and science museums worldwide, including the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Hayward (London), the Science Gallery (Dublin), and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.) Seen by more than three million people, the HCCR is one of the largest participatory science and art projects in the world.

Watch a video about this incredible project:

We came across this super cool piece from Maymott, a round ottoman commissioned by Lesley Carstens (Advent Architects) with enveloping soft green coral to brush against your feet. Who wouldn’t want one of these in their living room?

The next reef is going to be on display in Germany. Check the schedule here to see if there’s a reef coming near you or learn how to start your own satellite reef here.

Together we can call attention to not only the beautiful craft of crochet, but the decline of the coral reefs, one of the Earth’s greatest treasures.

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