Lastly, but certainly not least, was an exhibit that was crazy and beautiful and amazing and a little bit ridiculous. It is an exhibit titled "The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef": it is an entire life sized coral reef filling a large room, and it is entirely made out of YARN! I am a knitter and not a crochet expert by any means but this was truly incredible. It was art, and yet craft, biology, and math (making all those crazy hyperbolic curves) and so it appealed to so many sides of my personality that it was almost sensory overload. If I hadn't been with a 5 year old and a 2 year old, I probably would have spent a very long time looking at the details. Here are some of them, and remember...ALL of it is crocheted by hand. Many hands went into its creation.
|it only looks like a giant messy pile of yarn from a distance...|
|...then you start to notice details....|
|and it becomes wonderful and beautiful!|
Not just granny's crocheted doilies and toilet paper covers, is it?What a wonderful day we had. Hope you enjoyed it, too!