Earlier this month I took my eight year-old son Finn to see “Crochet Coral Reef: TOXIC SEAS” at the Museum of Art and Design in Manhattan.
From the museum’s web site, Toxic Seas “celebrates the tenth anniversary of the ‘Crochet Coral Reef’” (2005–present), an ongoing project by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim and their Los Angeles–based organization, the Institute For Figuring. Mixing crocheted yarn with plastic trash, the work fuses mathematics, marine biology, feminist art practices, and craft to produce large-scale coralline landscapes, both beautiful and blighted. At once figurative, collaborative, worldly, and dispersed, the ‘Crochet Coral Reef’ offers a tender response to the dual calamities facing marine life: climate change and plastic trash.”
It’s truly a must-see.
The show is on until Januray 22, 2017 – details here.