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Echelman’s Woven Sculptures Around The World

“The spaces I want to be in are nurturing and soft and saturated with color. Our cities don’t have enough of that, and as humans we need it,” said American artist based in Brooklyn, Massachusetts, Janet Echelman. Janet Echelman has been sculpting with engineered fibre fifteen times stronger than steel at the scale of buildings and city blocks since 1996. Echelman’s art transforms with wind and light, and shifts from being “an object you look at, into an experience you can get lost in.” After her ten years of painting career ended, she decided to do giant sculpture with fishnet. Her first collaboration was with fishermen in Mahabalipuram, India – built a jellyfish-like self-portrait out of fishnet, called “The Wide Hips.”   The next collaboration, together with fishermen again, they tied a million and a half knots, and installed it in Madrid, Spain – and noticed by thousands which lead her way to her first permanent sculpture, “She Changes” in Porto, Portugal and then around the world. Using unlikely materials from atomized water particles to engineered fiber …