Newcomer to crochet that I am, I was completely flabbergasted by the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project we discovered while researching Craft Activism. It turns out that crochet is the way to demonstrate hyperbolic geometry (who knew??), and Christine and Margaret Wertheim, who founded the Institute for Figuring, have created corals, kelps, sea slugs, sponges and other undersea life out of crochet, even filling a gallery of the Smithsonian with their artistry.
Now it turns out that crochet also models the fractal nature of cumulus clouds. (Here in Santa Barbara, the puffy white things tend to look like this.)
But Argentine architect Ciro Najle had quite a different vision in mind. in a recent CultureLab post, editor Kat Austen showed off the work of that artist, who has covered gallery ceilings in Denver and Paris with fabulous crocheted cashmilion wool cumulonimbus representations.
I may have to try to branch out beyond granny squares.
posted by Joan