Janet Echelman creates sculptures that dwarf buildings, transform with weather, and steal the focal point from any setting. Her latest work is a monumental aerial sculpture suspended over Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, USA.
“The form of “As If It Were Already Here” echoes the history of its location. The three voids recall the “Tri-Mountain” which was razed in the 18th century to create land from the harbor. The colored banding is a nod to the six traffic lanes that once overwhelmed the neighborhood, before the Big Dig buried them and enabled the space to be reclaimed for urban pedestrian life.”
For all its glory you must watch the video towards the bottom of this post. If you live near by or want to travel to see this you have until October 2015.
– The sculpture includes over 100 miles of twine
– Longest span is 600 ft
– Highest point of attachment is 365 ft
– There are over half a million knots (~542,500)
– The sculpture weighs approximately 1 ton
– The sculpture can exert over 100 tons of force
– Projected plan area of the sculpture is 20,250 sq ft, or almost half an acre
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