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Gallery: Fantastical Floating Sculptures That Will Send Your Mind Soaring

Source: TED Ideas

Standing beneath one of Janet Echelman’s giant, airy, uplifting pieces, you might just think a group of groovy extraterrestrial spiders have come to pay us a visit.

The pieces, woven from strong, light fibers and tinted in rainbow colors, sway and flow in the sky, turning blank urban spaces between buildings into a place of magic.


Dream Catcher is Echelman’s latest completed work, as well as her first multi-layered permanent piece. With a height of 90 feet and a width of 70 feet, it is installed between two 10-story towers at The Jeremy West Hollywood hotel, designed by SOM. (A test study for the sculpture is on view from June 30, 2018, to September 2, 2018, at the Poetic Structure exhibition at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles.)

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