Arbre-mère est un projet d'art au crochet qui a pris des années à se former et ne cesse de croître jusqu'à ce jour comme une œuvre d'art collaboratif interactive. It is the brain child of paper sculpture artist Helen Hiebert. The project collects crochet chains from people all around the world to add to the piece. I love this because it celebrates the most basic of crochet stitches, showing the variations available to crocheters even with just this simple stitch, and of course it also demonstrates the collaborative opportunities in crochet. This short documentary video explains it all:
The crochet art exhibit was recently on display at Austin Peay State University where Helen Hiebert gave a lecture and conducted some workshops. The exhibit continues to tour.