Tuesday, May 24, 2011

hawaii's own hyperbolic crochet coral reef

I had posted this pic and this small amount of info regarding it on my old blog, at home with a hanasaurusrex, back in March.
I’ve recently joined the artists and crafters currently working to create Hawaii’s own Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. Founded by two sisters in 2009, the HCCR was and is a project aimed at bringing awareness to the endangerment of the Great Barrier Reef and all reefs worldwide. Now currently on exhibition at the Smithsonian, the HCCR has evolved from being the work of the two sisters to now encompassing the work of thousands of people worldwide. A fact which can be directly compared to size and number of species actually seen in our ocean’s coral reef systems. The Hawaii HCCR will be on exhibit at The Arts at Marks Garage the month of June. A reception will be held on Slow Art Friday, June 17th, where I will have the pleasure of being one of the artists giving live demos of crochet! The photo above is the beginning of my first piece, not completed yet, but it is inspired by Hawaii’s Knobby Finger Coral.
Well, my little knobby finger coral continued to grow...
And grow!
Then I added to little ocean garden some Soft Blue Corals resting on a algae covered rock.
And some little urchin crochet covered sea stones, two of which I created from Margaret Oomen's pattern on purl bee. The other two I crochet in a classic granny square motif.
I really enjoyed creating corals for Hawaii's Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project or Hook the Reef as Michelle Schwengala, the organizer of the show, calls it. And I can't wait to see all the pieces put together! They've been coming in from all over the place, not just here in Hawaii.

I'll be sure to post photos of the show! And if you live here in Honolulu, be sure to come out to June's Slow Art Thursday, the 17th. We'll be at The Arts At Marks Garage!

5 comments:

DaD said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WoW!! You are really talented. That is beautiful work. Good luck in your live crochet demo and congratulations on being one of the local artists that are recognized for your work.

Süsk said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those are so lovely! I'm so impressed by anyone who can yield a crochet hook or knitting needle (er needles) without just making an endless, one-colour scarf (cough, me). I can't wait to see them all together in the "ocean". Fun!

hanasaurusrex said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thank you!! xoxo

Cuttlefishy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How do you make the blue coral things?They're REALLY cool! I love them! :)

hanasaurusrex said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Cuttlefishy thanks! they're kinda tedious actually... but if you really want to know email me and i'll type out what i did to make them :) i kinda just made it up. hanasaurusrex@gmail.com

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