Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Hyperbolic coral reef - a work in progress

When I was at school I decided I didn't like and wasn't going to waste precious daydreaming time on mathematics, to the extent that today I have a complete mental block that kicks in when I see a Sudoku puzzle, and a hyperbolic plane is probably part of the Qantas fleet.

Then I came across the Institute for Figuring and their amazing coral reef project.

If you haven't yet heard of the project or seen any of the reefs popping up across the internet, go to the link and read up on it, and have a look at some of the crochet work which has now gone on display in the US, drawing attention to the effect of global warming and pollutants on the Great Barrier Reef.

Now I'm still no where near becoming a mathematician but I can crochet, so if I forget the figuring and just do what comes naturally I'll have my own reef in no time!!

crochet coral reef

crochet coral reef

3 comments:

The Carolina Quilter said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I can't crochet--my main thing is quilting--but boy, if I could, I would want to make this!!!

MarysMadness said...

Unbelievable!

Erica said...

thanks Jody, the crochet is not hard, there was no pattern, just a basic stitch used over and over
- a quilted reef could be interesting....

Mary, thank you!

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