Skikne quoted on growing Crochet Coral Reef at UC Santa Cruz
Stitch by stitch, row by row, a bright and vibrant coral reef is growing at UC Santa Cruz.
It's made out of wool, but it looks a lot like the real thing, with swirls, loops, coils, and squiggles galore.
No one in the crochet circle strives for absolute perfection. To do so would be unnatural.
“There is something really beautiful about (the fact that) organic patterns aren’t perfect,” said Sarah Skikne, a Ph.D. student in environmental studies, and a 2016 Switzer Environmental Fellow, awarded for her research in environmental science. “You make mistakes and you add mistakes.”