Thursday, January 20, 2011


'kelp plastica'      Deception Pass on-site      Barbara De Pirro

reflections on the last decade & beyond

Sunday, January 9, 2011

'vortex plastica' - Spaceworks Tacoma

'vortex plastica'         Barbara De Pirro
(photo credit: Duncan Price)

'...With its expert use of garden-fresh color (the expanse of recycled bottlecaps is mindful of a field of blooming flowers), the art piece has the power to attract, delight, surprise and repel  (when it is discovered what the material is), in short order. No wonder – like a figment from a nightmare, vortex plastica was inspired by the North Pacific Gyre, which carries an enormous and deadly “garbage patch” of plastics and refuse that is perpetually locked in its ocean currents....'
Lisa Kinoshita, Spaceworks Tacoma

Installation runs through February 28, 2011

For more information & images:

'vortex plastica'       Barbara De Pirro
(photo credit: Duncan Price)

Spaceworks Tacoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma, Shunpike,
and Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

Funding for this project was made possible in part by Spaceworks Tacoma
and Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP).