industrial reef

Yesterday at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library I went to the opening of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reefs by The Institute For Figuring and Companions. The Institute For Figuring, directed by Christine and Margaret Wertheim, is dedicated to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science, mathematics and the technical arts. It was amazing to see the community come together to create such a beautiful public art project. This exhibit will be up until July 11, 2009 for anyone who wants to see this recycled reef.

Welcoming you into the library is the recycled art of the industrial sea by Joe Willie Smith. I have been documenting process and it has been extraordinary to see 200 pounds of recycled industrial strapping turn into gigantic jellyfish floating in the air!