Happy Friday everyone! Ledia over at Exploration Art recently posted an article about artist Janet Echelman, creator of the “Her Secret is Patience” sculpture I blogged about a couple of weeks ago (it’s the last Photo Friday entry – if you click on Photo Friday on my Category sidebar you’ll quickly find it).
Her article includes a 10 minute TED video of the artist discussing how she came up with her idea for this and similar sculptures around the globe. At about the 8:10 mark, Janet speaks about “Her Secret is Patience”. After watching the video and reading Ledia’s article, I did have a better understanding of what the artist was trying to achieve with this sculpture.
Ledia also listed my blog post as a related article, so this re-blog is partly shameless self-promotion on my part. 🙂
Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting 10 minutes of pure creativity.
Why you should listen to her:
Janet Echelman builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water and light— and become inviting focal points for civic life.
Exploring the potential of unlikely materials, from fishing net to atomized water particles, Echelman combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create her permanent sculpture at the scale of buildings. Experiential in nature, the result is sculpture that shifts from being an object you look at, to something you can get lost in.
Recent prominent works include “Her Secret is Patience”, which spans two city blocks in downtown Phoenix, “
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