Janet Echelman, Aerial Sculpture, Colored Polyethylene Rope, Boston
The 600 foot work by Janet Echelman was installed in a park in Boston’s Financial District using a cranes and scissor lifts. The orange and magenta netting made of polyethylene rope weighs a ton, and is designed to respond fluidly to wind and weather. It will remain suspended in the Rose Kennedy Greenway between two high-rise buildings across the Greenway through October.
Echelman is based in suburban Brookline. Her sculpture is inspired by ancient fishing nets. She has installed similar works in Seattle; Madrid, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Sydney, Australia; and other cities.