Virginia Fleck has conceived a series of three reflective, infinity shapes to be placed on the rotating art wall at GreenStreet. They imagine these shapes to be floating in a field of stars on a painted midnight blue wall, which create a mirror encounter that fractures the reflection of the self to encompass the sky, the changing light, and the larger landscape of nearby buildings, people and architecture with all of its idiosyncratic qualities.
The infinity symbol has been used widely in diverse cultures throughout. In China, it was believed that the universe was created by the union of the two opposites, the Earth and the Heavens. As two powerful realms, the Earth and Heaven united to deliver the creation of the universe. In North American culture, the infinity symbol is seen in carvings of the ruins left behind by the Aztecs. The infinity symbol was used by the Egyptians as far back as 1600 BC, where it symbolized the travels of the sun across the sky and is also believed that the shape of the Milky Way galaxy, is the source of inspiration for the infinity symbol.
This piece is located between Main St and Fannin St. at GreenStreet and is open to the public!