Monday, December 30, 2013

Aurora Borealis

May your New Year be filled with brilliant
color & light!

Learn more about the Aurora Borealis from the Geophysical Institute.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


You know its realllly cold when even salt water freezes!
Layers of ice forming on Chapman Cove, Shelton, WA.

Fractured ice....
A giant ice cube nestled in my apple tree.
Peering through ice....

Monday, November 11, 2013


Standing on the waters edge, 
I'm completely surrounded by color....
Every day is a unique experience...

a grey day but the sun peeks out...
a reflective glow...
mist rising...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hives on Camano

'Hive'     Barbara De Pirro

In celebration of the miraculous Bee....buzzzzzzz.

'Hive', Installed in a grand old Cedar tree at
Matzke Sculpture Park on Camano Island
Created using reclaimed plastic bottles,
stitched together with staples and stainless steel pins.

'Hive'     Barbara De Pirro

a little bit closer....

'Hive'     Barbara De Pirro

moving around the tree....

'Hive'     Barbara De Pirro

A detail shot that shows how 'Hive' is stitched together with staples.
I love how the light illuminates this material!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Beauty Found in Decomposition

The fallen leaves are slowly decomposing, 
leaving behind holes that look like lacework.


The cycle of life....
the decaying leaves will fuel the forest with nutrients for new growth come next Spring.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Drip, drip, drip

 'Burst' ( in process)     Barbara De Pirro
  'Ripple' ( in process)     Barbara De Pirro

In a recent exhibit, 'Art of the Garden' at Schack Art Center, I introduced several new sculptures but these two specifically use a new technique of dripping color down the surface.
Theses are just a few images showing the process.

More info & images about the exhibit, HERE & HERE.

  'Burst' ( in process)     Barbara De Pirro
'Ripple' ( in process)     Barbara De Pirro

EVEN the color run off inspires me!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


 Viewing the world through warped glass....

Barbara De Pirro

 Digital distortions...

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More Visual Bits HERE

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Mining for beauty

Ocean Jasper

What began as a childhood fascination has continued to inspire me throughout my life, the rediscovery of the endless beauty of these treasures.

Blue Geode
Columnar Basalt
Smolianinovite Erythrite