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...
pattern on purl bee. The other two I crochet in a classic granny square motif.
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!