Crochet Coral Reef

I found this on a knitter’s blog: Dances with Wools. It’s a an exhibit by the Institute for Figuring. Here’s the link:
http://www.theiff.org/reef/index.html#
Visit the link and check this out. It’s quite interesting and very beautiful.
“Why crochet a coral reef? This is an easy question. The Institute For Figuring is an educational organization dedicated to enhancing the public understanding of figures and figuring techniques. From the physics of snowflakes and the hyperbolic geometry of sea slugs, to the mathematics of paper folding and graphical models of the human mind, the Institute takes as its purview a complex ecology of figuring. These scientists and mathematicians recognized that the forms of the organisms that make up a coral reef are hyperbolic in structure. They also recognize the ecological hazards that are killing the reefs. A small scale project, to crochet a reef of wool to pay homage and draw attention to the plight of the corals and other reef creatures, has blossomed into a worldwide movement.”
I think it’s so important for us to understand what we’re doing to harm our planet and, in this case, our coral reefs. Living in Hawaii, makes me so sensitive to what’s happening down there.
Maybe I have to learn to crochet!

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