Irish Hyperbolic Crochet – My Contribution

I have travelled the most life changing path of science and crochet since last September. I have crochet my heart into every single piece for submission to the Irish Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef which will be shown at the Science Gallery, Dublin
from March 20th to June 11th, 2010.

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Paddy’s Hyperbolic Crochet Coral & Infinity cut off

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Irish Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef – my contribution

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Bleached Coral & Multi Cultural Coral

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Multi Coloured Hyperbolic Double & Green Single Plane

Tomorrow we start building the reef; it will be such a joy to see this whole fantastic journey manifested in crochet. It has been amazing, it still is amazing and I don’t think I will ever tire of exploring the possibilities of hyperbolic shapes.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Margaret & Christine Wertheim for enabling my very personal journey and the Science Gallery for making it possible. I also want to acknowledge the fine mind of Dr. Daina Taimina as well as my maternal grandmother and my great grandmother, who were both very fine crocheters. It is on their shoulders I stand.

Note: You can contribute to the Irish Reef too as the reef will be growing during the exhibition. All relevant details can be found here.

More photo detail here.

5 responses to “Irish Hyperbolic Crochet – My Contribution”

  1. Bionic Laura says:

    Gorgeous coral. It’s such a fantastic and inspiring project and I think you have been especially inspired by it all. You’ve spread the word about crochet coral and taught others and made some beautiful coral yourself. Well done!

  2. Dana says:

    Wow. Double wow. Why is Dublin so far away????

  3. Irene says:

    Laura, it is indeed a fantastic and inspiring project and I think all participants have spread the word, you included!!!

    Dana, take part. Crochet a bit and send it over … Then you are in it too!

  4. Catherine says:

    They look fantastic, well done Irene.

  5. Irene says:

    Catherine, thank you so much! They were great fun to make and there is even other wee one on the hook at the moment. It’s quite addictive!