Hi SDA-WA! Member Barbara De Pirro has SO much going on, that we thought it would be nice to have a separate post.
Roots & Vines
July – October 2016
Amazon Corporate Office
Harrison St. ( between Boren & Terry )
South Lake Union, Seattle, WA.
“A mysterious unexpected form has taken root, its fibrous tendrils clinging to the surface, reaching outward into the landscape. Inspired by nature’s ability to regenerate, De Pirro developed methods that mimic these plant structures, using an invasive fiber as her medium. She collected hundreds of post consumer plastic bags from the local communities, cut them into strips; and then methodically crocheted individual vines that were woven into this sinuous form.”
Special thanks to Storefronts Seattle & Shunpike!
Pollinate & Bloom
Bellwether 2016: Confluence
July – October 2016
106 Ave. NE ( at NE 6 St.)
Installed along the pedestrian corridor within a majestic Maple tree.
“Imagine standing under a field of strangely beautiful flowers each suspended high above the ground under the leaf canopy of a majestic Maple tree surrounded by the linear architecture of the city. These playful flowers fill the sky with color & light, inviting visitors to look up & interact in a unique experience that combines nature, art & architecture. These eco-flowers have been created using hundreds of reclaimed plastic bottles (& caps) rescued from the waste stream then transformed into art!”
Special thanks to the installation expertise of Art Site Ltd and to Bellevue Arts & Culture for hosting my project!
‘Habitat : Refuge’ – Duwamish Waterway Park
A temporary outdoor installation, more details to come….
Special thanks to Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Parks & Recreation!
And finally – Did you hear about Barbara’s selection to be part of the Artist Trust and Millay Colony For The Arts non-profit artist residency program and artists’ center located in the spectacular Berkshire foothills of Austerlitz, New York?