Talking with Janet Echelman
Today I talk with public works artist Janet Echelman.
I first came across Ms. Echelman listening to her Ted Talks called "Taking Imagination Seriously". It inspired me to want to get to know this innovative woman more. Don't miss hearing Janet's creative journey and the discoveries she's had along the way.
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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.