28 November 2007

Hyperbolic Crocheted Beauty

At the Chicago Cultural Center right now is a remarkable exhibition of work created or curated by the Los Angeles-based Institute for Figuring. Fiber artists have managed to use crochet needles and yarn (as well as other materials such as discarded plastic) to recreate the forms and colors associated with coral reefs.

It sounds like a corny idea, I know, but this work is startlingly beautiful.

The only drawback of the exhibit is that you can't touch.

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