Country: United States
Since 2002, award winning artist Virginia Fleck, has been creating ecologically conscious artworks from post-consumer materials including post-consumer can-tabs. The glacial pace of making artwork from can-tabs lends itself to a meditative state. Chaining thousands of can-tabs together, by hand, becomes mindful work. The act of making this slow art is a deliberate contrast to all that is instantaneous. The ethereal artworks that result, each made from tens of thousands of shiny aluminum tabs, reveals the hidden beauty of disposable items that continually pass through our hands. Fleck’s work has been commissioned for the permanent collections of the US Embassy in Rwanda, the Marino Golinelli collection in Bologna, Italy, Whole Foods World Head Quarters in Austin, TX, Facebook Open Arts, Austin, TX, NYU Langone Hospital in NYC, Dell Children's Hospital in Austin, TX. Her awards include Featured on EcoArt Project Artist of Week Series.