The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring, weaves together strands of art, science, mathematics, and conservation. This beautiful installation has traveled around the world, and in many locations has been exhibited alongside a “satellite” reef created by the local community. The exhibit, along with the “Smithsonian Community Reef” created and curated by DC-area crafters, was on display in the Sant Ocean Hall from October 16, 2010 through April 24, 2011.

The People's Reef--Part of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef
Ladies Silurian Atoll from the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral ReefCrochet Jellyfish from the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral ReefThe Smithsonian Community Crochet ReefA piece of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef exhibit.Detail of The Smithsonian Community Crochet ReefCrochet Coral Reef Community Window Display