Monday, March 20, 2017

Winter Blooms...


This Winter has given me the gift of time, quiet moments to spend developing my small studies into new sculpture.

During last Autumn's art residency I challenged myself to create smaller sculptural works that could easily be exhibited in locations where my large scale installations were not possible. This new series of work retains the familiar environmental thread of using reclaimed plastics but is now combined with open mesh structures I've crocheted using stainless steel wire.  Once again my boundless celebration of nature blooms, transforming forgotten synthetic materials into organic sculptural form.


Northwest Designer Craftsman

Vashon Center for the Arts
MAR 3 - 30, 2017

Bellevue College Gallery Space
APR 12 - MAY 17, 2017

National Basketry Organization

'All Things Considered 9 - Basketry in the 21st Century'

American Art Company 
Tacoma, WA
JULY 20 - SEPT 2, 2017

Sally D Francisco Gallery
Layton, NY
OCT - NOV, 2017

Society of Arts & Crafts
Boston, MA
FEB - JUN, 2018

Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle

Poetry Garden, Seattle Center
NOV 2017 - JAN 2018




Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Millay Colony Art Residency

My home, place of exploration, experimentation & creation for an entire month....My deepest gratitude to Artist Trust and Millay Colony!

Image share from my wanderings at Millay Colony in Austerlitz New York, to view more check out my pages on Facebook  and Instagramenjoy!








Millay Colony Art Residency

My home, place of exploration, experimentation & creation for an entire month....My deepest gratitude to Artist Trust and Millay Colony!

Image share from my wanderings at Millay Colony in Austerlitz New York, to view more check out my pages on Facebook  and Instagramenjoy!








Friday, August 19, 2016

Habitat : Refuge


“Our parks are not only sanctuaries for humans but also for local wildlife “.  This project ‘Habitat : Refuge’ involves a series of temporary animal habitats, nests of various sizes woven using a combination of both natural & reclaimed human-made materials.  These nests are temporarily installed within the trees at Duwamish Waterway Park in Seattle WA, August through October.  My intent with this installation is to invite conversation, unveiling insight to the history of the community, wildlife & landscape.  In turn nurturing an appreciation, an understanding of that interconnection and encouraging a sense of protection.

Thank you to Office of Arts & Culture Seattle and Seattle Parks and Recreation for funding my project! Special thanks to Sandy Esene, Randy Wiger & Elizabeth Esborn for all your support & insight! 



Forage & weave; in the process of making art, I stripped the forest of an invasive plant species; ivy and reclaimed plastic bottles from the local communities.




Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Roots & Vines


“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 painstakingly crocheted individual vines that were woven into this sinuous form.”

'Roots & Vines' is installed & on display through October. Located within the Amazon windows on Harrison between Boren & Terry in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. Special thanks to Storefronts Seattle & Shunpike!




Monday, July 18, 2016

Pollinate & Bloom


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 will 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!

Located at 106 Ave. NE ( at NE 6th St., along the pedestrian corridor) in Bellevue, WA


Bellwether 2016
Exhibition & Artwalk
Art from Around the World

July 29 - October 9
Opening Reception: July 29, 6-8 PM
Bellevue City Hall
450 110 Ave. NE
Bellevue , WA





Thursday, October 15, 2015

LODGE(d) 2.0


Originally created as a horizontal installation at the Museum of Northwest Art,  LODGE(d) 2.0 now nestles comfortably in its vertical incarnation at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park.


Always looking up!