Netted sculpture billows above St. Petersburg pier

December 1st, 2020

The netted sculpture Bending Arc continuously changes shape and color from day to night. Photos: Brian Adams. Artist Janet Echelman used 180 miles of twine and 1,662,528 knots to create the ethereal look of Bending Arc, the aerial sculpture commissioned for St. Pete Pier, a 26-acre destination on the waterfront in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Echelman […]

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Fiber sculpture commemorates historic plaza

June 1st, 2018

Madrid’s historic Plaza Mayor, a popular gathering place and tourist destination, celebrated its 400th anniversary in February 2018. In honor of the occasion, the city of Madrid, Spain, commissioned an original sculpture by American artist Janet Echelman. Known for colorful large-scale fiber sculptures, Echelman created an installation—1.78 Madrid—that explored the cycles of time. It was […]

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