Captured Carbon Studio was started in 2020 by visual artist Annalee Levin as a space to explore captured carbon as an art medium and an avenue through which to educate the public about climate change and how we can work toward reversing it.
The artwork, textiles, and consumer products of Captured Carbon Studio contain upcycled CO2 emissions or captured carbon.
Climate change is a multifaceted issue. Solving it requires interconnected solutions ranging from shifts in cultural ideals to governmental policies; from changes in personal habits to large scale industrial solutions. Carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) is a lesser known idea in the sphere of climate change solutions. It is the process of capturing CO2 emissions either from a concentrated source such as factory flue or from the air through a process called direct air capture. That CO2 can then be reused, stored, or sequestered in new products such as those made by Captured Carbon Studio.
Follow the Captured Carbon Studio journey on Instagram @capturedcarbon.studio as we explore the possibilities of captured carbon. Stay tuned for future workshops and check out our Shop!
Annalee Levin is a visual artist and educator specializing in hand embroidery and sculpture. She was the first Artist in Residence of Carbon Upcycling Technologies, a company in Canada that creates materials out of upcycled CO2 emissions. Her captured carbon artwork and products are currently on display at the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre and her Captured Carbon Crayons can be seen in Our Future Planet, an exhibition about carbon capture at the Science Museum in London.
Annalee earned a BA in Studio Art from Macalester College and an MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She studied traditional hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) in the UK and is both a certified RSN tutor and a founding instructor of San Francisco School of Needlework and Design. She lives and works in San Francisco, California. See more of her work here.