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Nothing Finer than Living in North Caroliner
Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 254 - Tyvek Shopping Bags

Tyvek Bags
Virgina Fleck has discovered that those Tyvek Plastic (more like polyester Canvas) bags can be used as art!  She makes mandalas out of them.  They range from 3-9 feet in diameter.  They take a month to make and cost between $3000-$9500.  Here a few photos and a link to her website:

Virginia Fleck was born in New York City. She began making artwork in
childhood and eventually studied at Portland School of Art in Portland,
Maine and at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston,
Massachusetts. In 1990 Fleck moved to Austin, Texas where she
continues her work as a visual artist. Ms. Fleck has been the recipient of
numerous grants and residencies including a fellowship for a residency
and exhibition in Havana, Cuba.

Since 2002 Fleck has been working exclusively with recycled plastic bags
creating site specific ecologically conscious art works that have been
commissioned for several high profile green building projects including
the US Embassy in Rwanda, Whole Foods World Head Quarters in Austin
TX, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis TN and Dell Children’s
Hospital in Austin TX -the first hospital in the world to attain LEED
platinum certification.

Fleck’s work has been exhibited at Art Forum Berlin, Pulse Miami and
New York and Arte Fiera in Bologna Italy. Her work appears in many
prestigious collections including the Marino Golinelli collection in
Bologna, Italy. Ms. Fleck’s work has been written about and reviewed
on the web and in many paper publications including America Craft
Magazine, Public Art Review, Sculpture Magazine, Metropolitan Home,
Western Interiors and Design, Austin Home, Glasstire,,
Voice of Germany, Apartment Therapy, MoCo Loco, Houston Press,
Houston Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News.

Send a free e-card of her Mandalas, click on this link: do the right thing and brighten somebody's day.

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