Cadcade: collective thirst

Submitted by Virginia Fleck

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Location: Austin, TX, United States

Completion date: 2018

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Overview

Cascade: collective thirst is a 27 ft long suspended sculpture made form 85K post-consumer aluminum tabs, safety pins and key rings. Aluminum can-tabs chained together with safety pins are layered and massed to create a dense sparkling texture. The long chains of can-tabs, reflective, glinting in the light, awaken a sense of wonder in those who pass by. When a viewer draws near, closer inspection reveals that the waterfall is made from tens of thousands of aluminum can-tabs, one of many common disposable items that continuously pass through our hands.