Janet Echelman

Artist

Janet Echelman is an artist who builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to forces of nature — wind, water, and light — and become focal points for civic life. Recent prominent works include Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks, which premiered at the 2014 TED Conference; Water Sky Garden, a commission for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics; She Changes in Porto, Portugal; and Every Beating Second in San Francisco’s airport. Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Echelman was named a 2012 Architectural Digest Innovator. Her TED talk “Taking Imagination Seriously” is estimated to have been viewed by more than one million people.

Videos/Audio of Janet Echelman

When planning for the future of a city, where does culture fit alongside other prospective infrastructure needs? What... See more
The creative mind is spectacularly diverse. What drives the creative process in folks whom we deem “creative”? See more
Two leading American sculptors (Guy Dill and Janet Echelman) talk about the challenges of creating powerful and... See more