Carbon Farming to Sustainable Wool to Garment

Item

Title

Carbon Farming to Sustainable Wool to Garment

Description

This project aims to look at how the integration of carbon farming in small scale wool farms displays a shift in cultural values and how that shift in values went on to alter societal actions and our interaction with the natural world. The four colors of the sweater aim to represent the four elements of the carbon cycle; the blue representing water, rain, and the atmosphere, the concrete grey representing the human world, the dark forest green representing vegetation, and the light grey representing the natural wool produced from the cycle. The color mixing sections are meant to display the complex interconnections between the elements of the cycle and show how you may be able to distinguish between the different elements but you cannot separate one from another without deconstructing the entire cycle (or sweater). The cables down the sides are meant to display an additional level of connections within the cycle, how we may be able to see some complexities more easily than others, and how we have to act carefully with natural systems because there are often more complexities than we initially recognize.

Type

Artwork

Subject

ESPM 50 Creative Projects

Creator

Salcedo, Rebeccca

Publisher/Uploader

ESPM 50

Upload Date/Date Issued

2019-05-07T01:08:51Z

Content License

Unknown

Identifier

18SP_D82FF500

Medium

Actual sweater made out of wool yarn. Printed picture will be displayed for art show.

Extent

11in x 17 in