Friday, 7 October 2011

Sky Watch Friday - Art and About - Tsunami 1.26


Flying high above the heart of the city, Tsunami 1.26. is a gigantic arerial net installation by acclaimed American artist Janet Echelman. This spectacular vision is one of the works from the Powerhouse Museum’s new Love Lace exhibition, and combines ancient craft practice with cutting-edge technology to create an oasis of sculpture delicate enough to be choreographed by the wind. Netted with a high tensile rope, 15 times stronger than steel in weight, and lit by changing coloured lights, Tsunami is inspired by the events that unfolded following the 2010 Chile earthquake. Using a 3D model of the 2010 tsunami, and software to create an outline of the model’s higher amplitude area, Echelman created her sculptural form, with machine-knotted mesh revealing the intricacy of traditional netting.

So far I've only seen this one in the rain and it wasn't terribly impressive. Will try and go back at night when its lit up.

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10 comments:

J Bar said...

It's interesting.

From The Heart said...

Nice photo..unusual sculpture!
Blessings,
Shirley

Indrani said...

This is a great creation, a great idea.

Kim, USA said...

Wow that is impressive!

Sunset Galore

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot
happy SWF

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Interesting!

Regards and best wishes

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a very impressive sight Ann, look forward to seeing it at night. Have a great weekend.

Kel said...

wonder how many birds or butterflies they will catch in that

Pearl Maple said...

fun view of the sky through the net, thanks for sharing with SWF

Julie said...

I looked at this this morning, and then saw it again, in person, this afternoon. It will be my post for tomorrow. I will need to reference both your shot and the 'Art and About' website, or else you will wonder what the hell my shot is on about!!