Last night we enjoyed the grand opening of the exhibition and everybody that is anybody was at the preview of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at Science Gallery Dublin apart from Stitchlily, who was very badly missed. I carried her around on my shoulder all night and I did get the warmest hug from her mother which made the connection that was so badly missing!
I didn’t manage to take many pictures, only a few blurry ones…
The exhibition is magnificent at so many levels and everybody who took part can take pride in it. Every single stitch counts.
I do encourage you to go for a dive into the Science Gallery and submerge yourself in the beauty of maths and fine work by all the fantastic Irish crocheters from all over the country. Take a bow crocheters, you are exhibited alongside two of Escher’s fine woodcut masterpieces and the masters of Crochet Coral, Margaret and Christine Wertheim. It doesn’t get any bigger than that!
The Science Gallery are to be congratulated on yet another fine visionary exhibition and deserves a great big thank you from all Reef Contributors for letting us in. Dr. Daina Taimina deserves a standing ovation on her findings; I cannot get over the fact that it took a woman with female handicraft skills to crack the hyperbolic code. It blows my mind.
Thanks to Margaret & Christine Wertheim for their generosity in making possible this journey of bringing so many people together and engaging with science in such an accessible way. Although Lynn Scarf at the Science Gallery is the true heroine of this woolly journey, she managed to hold on to all the yarn ends and gave support of gigantic dimensions every stitch of the way! What a woman!!! Thanks to The ReefersTM for the stunning bouquet I was presented with which brought a tear to my eye and actually managed to render me speechless. Thank you.
The statistics are that hardly any men have contributed to the crochet reef. I know one man who may not have contributed in crochet but without whom I could not have submerged myself in this woolly wonder, he is my husband. Thank you Dónal for everything.
Relevant links: Origin of the project: Institute for Figuring. Visit Science Gallery website here. Science Gallery Facebook Page; Science Gallery on Twitter. Or check out the Irish People’s Reef on Facebook. Visit the Ravelry Reef Group here.