Many of you may not have chanced upon the Hyperbolic Reef when it was displayed at the Knit Cafe in days of yore.
Hyperbolic who? you say!
You can find out much of what you need to know about this project from going to the source: The Institute for Figuring. This is where it all began. Hyperbolic crochet was created to produce a three dimensional model that would represent the concept of hyperbolic space. The result: fancy mathematics for those with big brains and fascinating lively shapes for imaginative souls.
Hyperbolic crochet models looked so like sea anemones and coral creatures that is seemed obvious what to do with them -make an entire coral reef! Created entirely out of discarded plastic bags cut into crochetable strips this display was developed to call attention to the endangerment of the Great Barrier Reef .
Currently you can get current on Hyperbolic Coral Reefs if you check out the Toronto Hyperbolic Reef made by local crafters and on display at The Roadside Attraction window gallery at 911 Davenport from February 25 – March 30, 2012.