Tuesday, May 5, 2009

'plastic & light' - Museum of Glass

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
January/February 2009

Inspired by the Science of Art unit Art of Light, resident artist Barbara De Pirro created this sculptural installation using light and recycled plastics to create an “under the sea” environment. She gathered, cleaned, cut and recreated over 500 plastic bottles, re-imagining the materials into sea chandeliers, foam, kelp and grass. “Each visitor, in the process of creating their own light sculpture, gained an understanding of lights affect on various surfaces, transparent, translucent, opaque, then discovering how shadows become part of the art. All of this, directly translating into a renewed understanding and appreciation of all art, including a new amazement for the art of glass.

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