WATCH: Janet Echelman’s Mesmerising Fibre Sculptures

WORDS Mary Garner VIDEO Great Big Story on Vimeo

Artist Janet Echelman makes use of high-tech fibres originally created for NASA to produce breathtaking “floating” sculptures that alter urban landscapes.

With the help of artisans, aeronautical engineers and computer scientists from all over the globe, Janet’s works come to life, spread across busy streets in cities from London to Vancouver.

“I see my work as woven into the fabric of cities,” says Janet in the above clip. “These soft fibres move and adapt to wind and light and rain and they are a way of being. They are about interconnectedness. I bring sculpture and form and light into the public realm so that we can literally change the spaces that we live in, in cities.”

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