Wednesday, June 16, 2010

'fungo plastica' - Port Angeles Fine Art Center

'fungo plastica'      Barbara De Pirro
(plastic fiber & steel)

'Petroleum-based nature blossoms in a grand old tree in the form of Barbara De Pirro’s  Fungo Plastica. Made from recycled plastic grocery bags, stretched into beige yarns then crocheted into spheres of many sizes, ranging from a marble to a softball, they are arranged in cloned progressions and clusters like a parasitic invading life form, nestled into cavities and fissures in the gnarled and ruptured bark. '  *

Art Outside IX
Webster’s Woods Art Park
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA
(360) 457-3532

Curated by Jake Senuik *

Art Outside is the program that has brought a singular open-air art collection to the former Webster Estate. The total number of artworks that have accumulated in Webster’s Woods Art Park since the inaugural 2000 season has crested at more than one hundred and twenty-five. While over the years many pieces have been returned to their creators or succumbed to the elements, the net presence of art in the park has grown steadily through gift,
entrenchment and extended loan.

One of the hallmarks of Art Outside has always been to strive for a balance between sculptural objects and site interventions, with both approaches highly sensitive to the natural environment. The five and a half acres of second-growth forest has been a friendly host to artists’ imaginations.

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Funding for this project was made possible in part by Port Angeles Fine Art Center.