Original street sculptures from colored fishing nets from Janet Echelman

Color sculptures by Janet Echelman

The idea of ​​creating such an original collection came to the artist’s mind absolutely by accident. In the late 1990s, Janet Echelman traveled to India as a Fulbright scholar. He planned to give several exhibitions around the country and at the same time get acquainted with the culture of the Indian people. And what kind of India is it without a boundless coast strewn with fishing boats! So the artist went to meet the fishermen, hoping to meet an interesting type of appearance or a colorful landscape. But instead, kilometers of fishing nets stretched along the coastline caught the eye of Janet Echelman.
Creativity Janet Echelman
Sculptures from fishing nets
Creativity by Janet Echelman

After that, the artist began to paint huge pieces of nets and hang them in the most unexpected places: over the freeway, near a modern skyscraper, in a park. Some compositions perform a purely decorative function, some protect from the sun.
Original street sculptures from colored fishing nets
Sculptures from color fishing nets from Janet Echelman

Janet Echelman is currently working on a pendant sculpture larger than 200 meters. This song is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the TED Conference and will be installed in downtown Vancouver. Someone compares the artist’s work with colorful paintings on the pavement, someone resembles hammocks, but absolutely everyone agreed that the work of Janet Echelman is a completely new kind of art.

Watch the video: Sculpture Artist Recreates City Streets (February 2020).

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