I have great respect for individuals that have the ability to visualize a concept or plan, incite passion in others to realize the vision, and bring the concept to life. Sculpture, Janet Echelman, realized a way to use unconventional material such as fishing net, and other nearly weightless textile to create exceptional works of ark. Her concept harnesses the power of Mother Nature to exhibit constant fluid motion within her artwork. Her sculptures are not only visually astounding, but offer an incredible three dimensional view of how wind force manipulates the suspended figure. Her work has the potential to assist a variety of research projects such as, architectural movements during earthquakes, wind patterns, and climate change. Ms. Echelman’s work can be viewed in a number of cities both domestic and globally. In her 10 minute presentation Taking Imagination Seriously (http://www.ted.com/talks/janet_echelman.html), she provides a dialog of her inspiration, her first sculpture using this design, and examples of other pieces she completed. The picture displayed here is on a sculpture she displayed in downtown Phoenix, AZ (http://media-cache-ak1.pinimg.com/192x/42/9c/8b/429c8b07ffcc1662ac88664231853f56.jpg).
- Taking imagination seriously (jennadecker.wordpress.com)
- Janet Echelman – Tsunami 1.26 (jezeventengineering.wordpress.com)
- “Exploring the creative overlap”: Q&A with Janet Echelman (ted.com)