Monday, December 06, 2010

Art and the impacts of global change

This is a creative example of merging art and science.

As if it is not challenging enough to crochet a coral reef, the Institute for Figuring has developed a crochet version of a bleached coral reef (right).

The miniature reef is  complete with what appear to be a variety of species of bleached and dead corals. I believe that's a recently deceased  Acropora in the centre.

Their art installations also include a "toxic reef" made of a mixture of plastic and yarn. The jellyfish is impressive.

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