Also included in the gallery are other manifestations of sea-life. Not far from a group of hanging jellyfish, a video monitor runs continuously to show the installing of the Satellite Reef from Day 1 through completion, followed by the TED Talk by Margaret Wertheim, co-founder of the IFF, explaining how the concept of a crocheted coral reef first came about in 2005. There’s a chalkboard explaining the mathematical principles of the non-Euclidian shapes that the hyperbolic crocheted forms represent. Finally, a large wall plaque credits each individual contributor to the Satellite reef by name, honoring this exceptional community of crocheters of all ages and skill levels who came together to create the Minneapolis Satellite Reef.
|List of contributors|
|Plarn - plastic yarn|
Organized by Mia and created by the community, the Minneapolis Satellite Reef will be exhibited at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Community Facility, 2522 Marshall Street NE Minneapolis (http://www.mwmo.org) from August 24 to November 21, 2015.
All photos are personal photos of the Minneapolis Satellite Reef, a part of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim for the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles, made by over 180 individual contributors.
Thanks for the very information report, Judith and Kathy. And thanks for the pics Judith, Kathy, and Lisa. We hope everyone takes time to see the satellite reef before the exhibit ends - click here for a google map to the MWMO facility.