Thursday, May 14, 2015

'Roots & Vines'

'Roots & Vines'  (detail)    Barbara De Pirro

“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.”

Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art
April 23 – May 30

Schack Art Center 
2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 

'Roots & Vines'  (detail)    Barbara De Pirro