Carbon Footprint is a multi-disciplinary work by artist in residence Seema Goel. The piece uses local wool, spinning and knitting as a metaphor to explore climate change, carbon capture, and micro-economies in Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland.
Friday, January 24, 2014
At the formal close of Carbon Footprint the people on Innishowen took the project into their lives in a much fuller way that I could have ever anticipated, they started the Yarnspinners of Innishowen Wool Collective, and it is still going strong. I had the pleasure of visiting them once in 2012, and was so inspired to see their energy, perseverance, faith, and commitment to the material and to themselves.
I have added some final pics here from Spin In and from the final gallery show that was held in Letterkenny at the close of the Carbon Footprint Project.