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, a part of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, from above. The HCCR was created by the Institute For Figuring and was on exhibit at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History from October 16, 2010 through April 24, 2011.