Gabriele Meyer

Senior Lecturer, Artist
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

I like to crochet objects involving hyperbolic surfaces and with other mathematical aspects. This year I am interested in how two surfaces can intersect each other, how surfaces self intersect, and how one can fake such an intersection with crocheting.
One can make interesting illuminated sculptures this way.

red hyperbolic blossom with fake self intersection
red hyperbolic blossom with fake self intersection
90 x 60 cm

The inner hyperbolic blossom represents a hyperbolic disc with a point removed. Along the outer perimeter I crocheted another hyperbolic ring surface. It does not really intersect the inner blossom, but it looks a little as though it does. Hang it from the ceiling and you feel as though flowers are falling!