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A Delightful Form of Public Art: Aerial Sculptures by Janet Echelman [Video]

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Janet Echelman
is an artist currently working and living in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Her public art works left us speechless, which is why we decided to showcase them on Freshome. First off, here is a small description from the official website: “Janet Echelman builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water and light— and become inviting focal points for civic life. Exploring the potential of unlikely materials, from fishing net to atomized water particles, Echelman combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create her permanent sculpture at the scale of buildings. Experiential in nature, the result is sculpture that shifts from being an object you look at, to something you can get lost in“. Having traveled significantly, the idea to use fishing nets in her installations was inspired by her experience in India, where she learned tricks from local fisherman. Since then, she was commissioned to create fabulous displays of public art in Portugal, Phoenix, British Columbia, Madrid. Have a look at the video at the end of the post for more details.

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2 responses to “A Delightful Form of Public Art: Aerial Sculptures by Janet Echelman [Video]” - Add yours!

  1. Daniel G said:
    June 23, 2011

    I love it. It’s a piece that even non-artsy people will truly appreciate and enjoy!

  2. Sean S said:
    June 24, 2011

    Janet Echelman is also a part of 4Culture’s Artist Registry.

    Check out her artist profile page for more awesome work:

    http://www.4culture.org/publicart/registry/sites/sites_artist.aspx?ArtistID=13

    Always wanted to see these in person.

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