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These Janet Echelman String Sculptures are Captivating

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Nov 26, 2011 • References: echelman and sweet-station
The Janet Echelman String Sculptures are suspended aerial installations. These neon-hued art pieces are inspired by environmental and natural forces such as earth, wind, water, air and sunlight. These interactive public sculptures are a signature of the famed artist whose work has been displayed worldwide.

The urban art pieces soar above city streets creating a burst of color and light. They bring a sense of life and imagination into cold urban environments and prove that art can come to life. Their organic forms and shapes mimic three-dimensional organisms with their lightweight materials are manipulated to create large enveloping volumes.

The airy and vibrant sculptures resemble thin rays of colored light that shine over crowded cities. Neon hues, directional lines and soft organic forms are the formula for these stunningly shaped art forms.