Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Crochet Hawaiian Reef

April was very busy month. I was seized by several ideas that demanded that I begin them.
I learned on Ravelery about Hook the Reef: the Hawai’i Prototype Reef, a satellite reef of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles.

"The worldwide hyperbolic crochet (and knit) coral reef phenomenon is finally making its way to Hawai’i! Take some inspiration from the marine life around the Hawaiian Archipelago and knit or crochet some models of marine life to contribute to this community art project. The exhibition will take place from 3-28 June 2011 at the Hawai’i Craftsmen window at Marks Garage, a gallery in the Chinatown/Arts District of Honolulu on the island of O’ahu."

See exhibit photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/hookthereef/
Get exhibit updates on Facebook: “Hook The Reef: Hawai’i Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project”

I learned a lot about species I never knew existed and the strange life that shares this planet. Along the way I created several new patterns: Spanish Dancer, Blue linckia seastar, Box Jellyfish, swimming anemone, tabletop coral, Galaxinia seaweed, after reading about their morphology.

I was delighted to find a home for Mbé, the Leatherback Sea Turtle and Lula the Squid, patterns created last year.

Here's a prayer that we keep our waters clean and free.

1 comment:

Jeannette said...

These all look really neat!