An Inishowen-based artist is showcasing the devastating impact of the Mica crisis to the world in a hard-hitting art project.
Rebecca Strain decided to place a mirror in the cracks of crumbling homes as part of the ‘Mirrored Journey’ project. The global collaboration aims to connect artists from around the world during the coronavirus pandemic – providing them with opportunities to discover unknown places & situations together and see life from new perspectives.
Rebecca took the opportunity to share reflections of her home area in crisis and the impact that defective blocks is having on families and communities throughout Donegal.
“Here in Inishowen we are experiencing a Mica housing crisis, so I have personally wanted to use the ‘Mirrored Journey’ project to document and raise awareness of the devastating impact this is having on families and local communities,” she said.
“Indeed, this crisis is affecting thousands of families throughout Donegal who are living in once beautiful homes that may fall down any day. They planned a dream life with their family and community but are now living a nightmare with their homes having to be demolished.
“I therefore hope that my contribution to the ‘Mirrored Journey’ global art project will help to raise awareness of the plight of these families internationally – and also encourage other people to reflect on what is a dire situation for so many local families as they struggle to rebuild their homes and their lives!”
For further information on the ‘Mirrored Journey’ global art project visit https://mirrored-journey.com/project
To view Rebecca Strain’s images on the Mirrored Journey Instagram account visit https://instagram.com/mirrored.journey