Friday, August 10, 2012

'chrysalis', Seattle

'chrysalis'      Barbara De Pirro

'Art Interruptions'
August - September

Clustered together in four trees, I installed a series of 'chrysalis' sculptures at 
Phinney Center at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Greenwood Library at 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.,  
The Fiber Gallery at 8212 Greenwood Ave. N. 
Woven through a wire armature, I used recycled plastic product packaging, bags and banding to create each chrysalis, ranging in size from 12 to 24 inches.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), commissioned 12 artists to create temporary art installations along Greenwood Avenue North and the Central Waterfront for the project 'Art Interruptions'. Art Interruptions encourages artists to install artworks on city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day with a moment of surprise, beauty or humor.

This project is part of a program called Art Interruptions which is funded by SDOT 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

'chrysalis' (detail)      Barbara De Pirro