'Roots & Vines' (detail) Barbara De Pirro
Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art
April 23 – May 30
"As we all look for ways to be better stewards of the environment, the artists participating in Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art are turning to junk stores, second-hand shops, trash bins and surplus venues to satisfy their urge to create and save our beautiful planet...Though these artists come from widely diverse backgrounds, they all share a common bond: they take throwaways and transform them into objects of renewed beauty, utility and meaning."
Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA
'Metamorphosis' Barbara De Pirro & Joe Walker
An installation comprised of a series of cellular forms, pulsing with movement, each representing a metamorphosis, a transformation from the humble into the exceptional, a promise of new life. As nature creates life cell by cell, so De Pirro created these sculptures. Reclaiming hundreds of plastic bottles, she began by hand cutting each into individual shapes then meticulously stitched them together to create an organic structure. Joe Walker weaving his digital magic, projects imagery into the surface, creating the illusion of life within.