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Gigantic Glowing Forms Hovering Over The World's Cities #art

Gigantic Glowing Forms Hovering Over The World's Cities #art

They appear to hover in the air – like strange nebulae or giant, brilliant-colored amoebae – or ghosts – captivating to the eye yet strangely ethereal. When we think of sculpture we might tend to imagine solid, unmoving objects, but Janet Echelman specializes in ‘living’ sculptures; enormous suspended artworks that seem to breathe, often animated by air currents – so that such elemental forces themselves become integral to the artworks. To create her big and billowing yet at the same time (relatively at least!) lightweight sculptures, Echelman uses a netting technique that was inspired by her experience of watching fisherman in India when she was there working on a Fulbright scholarship in 1996-97. However, she doesn't just use any old netting. Instead, as she explains, these are “high tech fibers, some which are 15 times stronger than steel pound for pound.” Delicate as s...

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