Janet Echelman is literally taking sculpture art to new heights with her massive illuminated nets floating overhead in cities across the world. For years, the artist behind “Taking Imagination Seriously”—a TED talk that’s been viewed over one million times and translated into 34 languages—has been suspending these net sculptures in public spaces ever since her time in India as a Fulbright Scholar in the late 1990s, when she was first inspired by the local fishermen’s nets. Now, Echelman’s embarking on her largest piece yet—a 700-foot-long sculpture that will hang over Vancouver in time for TED’s 30th anniversary conference next month. See more below and here.
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