Janet Echelman is an artist that deals with large, massive scale and lets the wind and environment change and effect her work. She combines old technique and new technology to create her stunning artwork.
Her TED talk has been translated into 34 different languages and 1 million views. She is popular in many different counties and has been recognized for her architectural artwork several times.
She’s moved several times in her life, born in america, lived in hong kong and then Bali,Indonesia until a fire took her house. She experimented with materials from painting to bronze until one day she was watching fisherman working with their nets and wondered if that could be a new way to do sculpture without all the heavy materials.
Today Echelman has constructed net sculpture environments in metropolitan cities around the world. She sees public art as a team sport and collaborates with a range of professionals including aeronautical and mechanical engineers, architects, lighting designers, landscape architects, and fabricators.