If I told you that on the way to class today, I found Nemo, would you believe me? Well, on the main floor of Karpen hall, I did. I usually enter Karpen hall from the basement floor entrance, but I'm so happy that I entered through the main floor because I was able to see the crocheted coral reef on display here. I found the following information on the reef:
"The Asheville Reef" is a project of the UNC Asheville Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in collaboration with the Institute for Figuring located in Los Angeles, CA. It is a satellite of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, founded by Margaret and Christine Wertheim. Crochet groups from around the western North Carolina region helped to create "The Asheville Reef," including crochet groups at the UNC Asheville Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, UNc Asheville, Handmade in America, Western Carolina University, and Appalachian State University."
What a project! At first, I couldn't tell what the reef was made of, but upon closer inspection, I realized that yes, it had been crocheted! How cool. Check it out! What do you think?