Janet Echelman Flies High in Amsterdam

Janet Echelman (LF 2008) is one of the artists participating in the Amsterdam Light Festival  through Jan. 20th. Her diaphanous fishnet sculpture "1.26,” which premiered in Denver in 2010 and then went on to Sydney, hangs over the Amstel River in front of Amsterdam’s city hall and music theater. The work is based on an image by NASA and the title refers to the 2010 earthquake in Chile which shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds.

A recent recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Echelman was named a 2012 Architectural Digest Innovator. Her 2011 TEDTalk "Taking Imagination Seriously" was recently featured on TEDWeekends, which reprises past favorite TEDTalks in collaboration with Huffington Post

View other images of the Amsterdam Light Festival.

Front page photo by Janus van den Eijnden

Fellowship Year: 2008
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