Monday, November 01, 2010

Hyperbolic coral reef

This weekend we took a brief respite from the insane crowds and the Rally to Restore Sanity and headed to the National Museum of Natural History to check out the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef exhibit. It was pretty spectacular. I had meant to participate and send in a piece of reef of my own, but apparently something shiny distracted me from that mission and I forgot all about it. I was so impressed by this exhibit! It was about six times bigger than I was expecting. And I was also heartened by the number of people there who were either crocheters or impressed by the talent of the people who made this thing.  It's in DC through April and then moves to NYC. Check it out!!


This one was my very favorite

These last few are from the toxic coral reef, which was made out of video tape and all kinds of plastic


She said...

M - Love this! Wish I could have been there to go see it with you! I see they had an octopus too, but "Omar" the octopus is better - and safe home in my cube while I'm in Lower Yukon!

Cynthia said...

I saw something very much like this in NYC a couple of years back. It looks as if it's the same show. It was amazing.