Juried Exhibit accompanying the 2014 AMS Special Session on Mathematics and Mathematics Education in Fiber Arts
Click on an image to see it at full size. Links are given below to full descriptions of the pieces.
The exhibit was so popular that there were very few opportunities to take unobstructed pictures! And the lighting in the hallway was terrible terrible terrible for photos... sorry. Those items sent by post for inclusion were also photographed separately, and the images are included below.
The half of the exhibit closer to the session room.
Somehow no photo was taken of Rachel Braun's counted cross stitch Bamidbar
, so here is the image she submitted to the exhibit jury. Full description
The piece of exhibit table closest to the session room. Photos of individual items follow. (There will be more photos of the tables, proceeding away from the session room.)
No closeup photo of this in situ
was in focus, so you get Johanna Franklin's photo of her knitted Borromean Ring of Mobius Strips
. Full description
Here is a collection of knitted Binary Bonsai from the Botanica Mathematica
project (Madeleine Shepherd and Julia Collins). Full description
These knitted binary bonsai are colored to correspond to depth-first and breadth-first tree searches, knitted by Kicki Frisch. They get their own photo because sarah-marie likes them so much.
The next section of table (heading away from the session room).
Susan Schmoyer's knitted Elliptic Curve Torus
. The color is way off in this photo...
And, the next section of table, again proceeding away from the session room.
A blurry photo of Gwen Fisher's Super Right Angle Weave study RAW Diamonds
. Seriously, don't enlarge this one. Just go to the next picture...
...much better, eh? Gwen's work is always lovely, but this piece is particularly fetching. (Or is that the teal and batik talking to sarah-marie?) The piece combines bead weaving, quilt piecing, and lots of math. Full description
Aisha Mahmood's crocheted Irrational Ribbons---Golden Ratio; Cherry Pi; Natural Log Base; Square Root of Blue Full description
The starting ends of the irrational ribbons.
A less blurry photo of the torus links.
A solo photo of the Margolus Cowl. You may think it is blurry, but no---enlarge to see the full glory of the crisp cables.
Carolyn Yackel's Crocheted Tetraflexagon
. This is best appreciated by flexing, of course. Alternate views are included with the Full description
Danny Otero's cross-stitched Square of Squared Squares
. These are hard to photograph in focus! Full description
Another view of Crumbling Block I
Louise Gould's embroidered pieces.
Louise Gould's Cuboctahedron---Projective Plane Transformer
. This was one of the few pieces in the exhibit meant to be picked up and manipulated. It was quite a challenge to wrap the cuboctahedron half into a polyhedral projective plane! Full description
Chawne Kimber and Ethan Berkove's Transitions #1
. The quilt face is paper and the backing is fabric. Full description
Another view of Transitions #1
sarah-marie belcastro's knitted YxI: core, completion, and scarf
. Full description
We've reached the end of the tables and see the easels on the far side.
Norah Gaughan's knitted Coastline Camisole and Coastline Skirt
. Full description
At the start of the official exhibit viewing time, the exhibit was thronged. (Actually, at any given time of day there were several people viewing the exhibit.) Even with the blurriness, Jake Wildstrom, Berit Givens, Elizabeth Denne, Cynthia Woodburn, Norma Taber, and Kyle Calderhead are all identifiable.
Another view of essentially the same scene.
Later, Carolyn Yackel spoke with Virginia Urban (FIT) while Evelyn Lamb (of mathematics blog
fame) grinned at sarah-marie. Sadly, the camera did not like the lack of light and made everyone blurry.
That's Patsy Wang-Iverson on the right, examining pieces on the left end of the table.