The Last Waltz

Yesterday we bid the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef farewell as we packed the Irish People’s Reef away in boxes for it to be resurrected around the country, we hope.

The Empty Hyperbolic Dance Floor © 2010 Irene Lundgaard

The last piece clinging on to the wall was Dr. Daina Taimina‘s fine piece called ‘The Land & The Sea’. I don’t think it wanted to let go. We didn’t really either but we did feel a quiet sense of achievement as the entire Irish Toxic Reef is going to The Smitsonian in October. In effect this means we currently have no toxic reef so if you would like to give the plarn a hyperbolic go, this is your chance. Submission details will follow.

The first sojourn of the Irish People’s Reef will be at Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely in September. The details are still to be finalized but it will definitely happen. If you have ideas or places that you would like to see the Irish Reef make an appearance, please drop a comment here so we can see if it’s feasible.

The IFF have dedicated a page to the Irish People’s Reef, which you can visit here! There are a few factual errors that are yet to be fixed on the page.

If you are interested in following the journey of the Irish Reef, you can either subscribe to the Ravelry Group or the Yahoo Group.

Finally, we need help to identifying these four pieces as they have been curated by the Wertheims to go to The Smithsonian and we need them to give due credit. Do you know who submitted these four pieces? If you do, please drop a comment below.

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I would like to thank all contributors for a wonderful hyperbolic dance. The last many months have simply been a journey of a lifetime. A special thanks goes to The IFF, Dr. Daina Taimina, Science Gallery and not least Stitchlily and The Reefers!

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