Friday, April 24, 2009

Yarn Theory Exhibit at PS 122

I love going to art exhibits. It's one of my most favorite activities. I can not tell you how excited I am about this particular exhibit! Yarn Theory is running April 25 - May 17 at PS 122 in New York City and "highlights the vibrant and deep interrelationship between the sciences, mathematics, crocheting and knitting."

"Included in Yarn Theory are artists, scientists and practicing mathematicians. The work exhibited here references the worlds of geology, geography, topological mathematics, fractals, geometry, animal behavior testing, probability, human and marine biology, and physics." (

Are you totally excited yet? Here's why I am:

I just got back from my Californian vacation and we visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. It was totally amazing!

The forms and the color combinations were unusual and gorgeous!

It wasn't until after I took the photo that I realized that the exhibit was reflected perfectly against the still water on the top of the tank.
I could watch jellyfish ALL day. They're completely mesmerizing.

After I left, all of the trees looked like coral to me!

And of course, seeing the real coral reefs reminded me of the crocheted ones!

Also, ever since Mr. Sauve's pre-algebra class in the 7th grade, I've been a math geek. I love it! I really do. Check out my previous math posts here.

The sad thing is, though, that I won't be able to see this exhibit in person! Thank you to Lion Brand Blog for posting about it, and Yarn Thing and The Crochet Side for posting the coral reef video. At least through the miracle of the internet, I can enjoy it from afar.