Help make the Irish Hyperbolic Crocheted Coral Reef, which was exhibited alongside the International Hyperbolic Crocheted Coral Reef in the Science Gallery, Dublin, March – June 2010
This blog is for anyone interested in making coral or learning to make coral for our Irish Reef. For finding out information on Hyperbolic Crochet, workshops, techniques, links, and pictures.
The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is a worldwide project that marries mathematics, marine biology, handicraft, community art practice and environmental consciousness-raising. People all over the world – from London and New York to Capetown – are collectively crocheting coral reefs, a woolly testimony to the disappearing wonder of living reefs that are being devastated by global warming.
There are 3 sections to The Irish Reef, and we need people to crochet for all three:
- Coral Reef – can be made up of any yarn type, any size, any colour. The variety makes it exciting.
- Bleached Reef – is a reflection of what happens to coral reefs when they die. They loose all their life and all their colour. We need white, grey or pale crochet to make the Bleached Reef
- Toxic Reef – is made out of all types of plastic recycled materials. This represents the destruction caused to the reefs by plastic waste. Any type or colour of plastic is suitable.