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Pom-Pom Power

March 14, 2013

Children using Blue Sky Alpacas Techno (left) and Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky (right) to make pom-poms. Photo © Polar Pom-Pom Project

Deborah Hamon, painter and photographer, has a new mission: the Polar Pom-Pom project, part of the Arctic Circle Expedition residency program.

The Polar Pom-Pom project utilizes hundreds–maybe thousands–of pom-poms made by third, forth, and fifth grade students, engaging the children with art and the Arctic to connect them directly with issues relating to climate change.

Photo © Polar Pom-Pom Project

These pom-poms, made with eco-friendly yarns donated by yarn companies, including Blue Sky Alpacas, will be used by Hamon to create installations within the Arctic for a series of collaborative photography.

Photo © Polar Pom-Pom Project

From Hamon,

For the past 10 years my artwork has focused on children. I created the Polar Pom-Pom Project in order to connect kids directly with the Arctic and get them talking and thinking about climate change and what they can do to help the environment. It is my hope that every time you see a pom-pom, you will now think about what you can do in your daily life to help preserve the Arctic!

Photo © The Polar Pom-Pom Project

Blue Sky Alpacas is proud to have donated yarn that helps tie together the importance of art, the Arctic, climate change, and children. Moving forward, these children will associate pom-poms with helping the environment, making their imprint a little smaller. Couldn’t we all do with that lesson?

Check out the Polar Pom-Pom Project’s Kickstarter (this opportunity is only available in March!). There’s lots of fun ways to get involved!

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