American artist Janet Echelman creates marvelous suspended sculptures that appear to float in midair like giant jellyfish or tiny nebulae. Echelman’s public sculptures have a decidedly otherworldly presence. They’re enormous, but also delicate, and thus very responsive to the elements. Wind and rain alter their shape, while sunlight causes them to cast dramatic shadows over large areas.

"Exploring the potential of unlikely materials, from fishing net to atomized water particles, Echelman combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create her permanent sculpture at the scale of buildings. Experiential in nature, the result is sculpture that shifts from being an object you look at, to something you can get lost in."

Visit Janet Echelman’s website to check out more of her fantastic public sculptures.

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