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Otherworldly Public Sculptures by Janet Echelman

The artwork of Janet Echelman adds an otherworldly atmosphere to each of its respective sites.  Her sculptures float over crowds' heads as if it were a giant air-dwelling sea creature or space nebula pulled close.  Echelman's often permanent public sculptures are enormous yet airy.  They are created through machine and hand made knotting processes, resembling netting.  Because of the nature of its creation and the manner in which her art is installed, Echelman's sculptures respond to the surrounding environment.  They cast dramatic shadows over large areas and gracefully dance in the wind.  At night the sculptures are colorfully lit adding to the unearthly feeling of the installation. See more of Janet Echelman's sculptures after the jump.

The artwork of Janet Echelman adds an otherworldly atmosphere to each of its respective sites.  Her sculptures float over crowds’ heads as if it were a giant air-dwelling sea creature or space nebula pulled close.  Echelman’s often permanent public sculptures are enormous yet airy.  They are created through machine and hand made knotting processes, resembling netting.  Because of the nature of its creation and the manner in which her art is installed, Echelman’s sculptures respond to the surrounding environment.  They cast dramatic shadows over large areas and gracefully dance in the wind.  At night the sculptures are colorfully lit adding to the unearthly feeling of the installation.

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