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Featured Artist: echelman.com
Filmed / Edited by: abovesummit.com
About the Project
Janet Echelman is known for her soft, billowing sculptures the scale of buildings that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water and light — and become inviting focal points for civic life. Her lightweight fiber sculptures shift from being objects you look at, to something you can get lost in. Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Echelman was named an Architectural Digest Innovator for “changing the very essence of urban spaces.”
Echelman’s whimsical work is a monumentally-scaled, knotted-fiber sculpture suspended hundreds of feet over the central section of the Greenway. The enormous size of the installation assures that the artwork can be seen from many directions, both up close and far away. This ultra-lightweight artwork visually knits together the fabric of the city with art. In daylight, it casts shadow drawings on the ground, and at night it becomes a beacon with dynamic colored light. The dramatic sculptural piece changes with the wind and lighting conditions during the day and night so it stays fresh and engaging.