That was the genesis of what is now called the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, an art installation currently on tour in London before it returns to its home in Los Angeles at the Institute for Figuring (presently physically located in the sisters’ shared house). The IFF was set up by the Wertheims as an exploration of aesthetic forms in science. Margaret is a science writer with a background in physics; Christine is a lecturer at the California Institute of the Arts. The meeting of the sisters’ backgrounds is proving to have stunning results, as the popularity of the Reef can attest.
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