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The inspiration for this body of work is the hidden sexuality of flowers. Pollen is key to the fertilization process in plants. When mature, pollen is released and travels by wind, insect, or animal to another flower. Once the pollen has attached to a new flower, it triggers the transportation of sperm to the ovule. When the pollen reaches the embryo sac, it bursts open and releases the sperm cells. This work represents the moment in time when the pollen sac bursts and fertilizes the egg. Crochet patterns used in this work have an underlying mathematical structure. The pattern is created by the regular presence or omission of stitches. This creates the underlying geometry. This technique has become a useful tool in areas of mathematics and science.

Fiesta
2011
Crochet, hand dyed silk thread
3" x 5" x 4"
(7.62 cm x 12.7 cm x 10.2 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Life On Earth
2011
Crochet, hand dyed silk thread
2" x 5" x 4"
(5.1 cm x 12.7 cm x 10.2 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Royal Prince
2011
Crochet, silk thread
2.25" x 5" x 2.5"
(5.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 6.4 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Reverie
2011
Crochet, nylon wrapped wire
2.75" x 3.5" x 2.75"
(7 cm x 8.9 cm x 7cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Rusted Caramel
2011
Crochet, wool thread
2.25" x 5" x 2.5"
(5.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 6.4 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Woolgathering
2011
Crochet, silk thread
3" x 5.5" x 3"
(7.6 cm x 14 cm x 7.6 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

Cold Whisper
2011
Crochet, hand dyed silk thread
2" x 3.5" x 4" (5.1 cm x 8.9 cm x 10.2 cm)
Photo Credit: Warwick Green

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