An Eco Art Collection
When is a plastic bag a quilt, or a collage, or even a three dimensional sculpture? When Palmyra, Wisconsin mixed media artist, Donna Tronca, decides to fuse, cut, weave, paint, and stitch the very same bubble wrap and plastic we toss out with the trash.
She has created a body of work based on the principles of "eco art," where each piece is constructed using reused and recycled materials in ways normally reserved for fabric. Her approach is to create something with which you may be familiar, from something you wouldn't expect.
That fish sculpture with shimmering scales may actually be made from bubble wrap. Look closely at that colorful quilt wall hanging or that origami kimono, and under the surface you may discover a "recycle" icon and perhaps promotional statements from plastic shopping bags.
"I don't believe plastic is going away," Donna states, "I've decided to utilize the positive aspects of the material while doing my part to keep it out of the landfill." So with a commitment to recycling, and a nod toward humor, her creations will bring a smile, as well as a curious second look.
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