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We Made It: Aerial Net Sculptures | reviews, news & interviews

We Made It: Aerial Net Sculptures

We Made It: Aerial Net Sculptures

Janet Echelman creates floating installations inspired by ancient crafts

Uniting the worlds of art and craft: net sculpture by Janet Echelman

Janet Echelman’s aerial net sculptures are all about intersections and interdependencies: between ancient and modern technologies, between mankind and our environment, and between each painstakingly knotted thread. They also unite the worlds of art and craft. Echelman is a sculptor and artist whose work has incorporated everything from Balian Batik dyeing to Lithuanian lacemaking. Now she uses net, creating vast, floating installations inspired by natural phenomena.

Janet Echelman’s aerial net sculptures are all about intersections and interdependencies: between ancient and modern technologies, between mankind and our environment, and between each painstakingly knotted thread. They also unite the worlds of art and craft. Echelman is a sculptor and artist whose work has incorporated everything from Balian Batik dyeing to Lithuanian lacemaking. Now she uses net, creating vast, floating installations inspired by natural phenomena.

With a brand new work premiering at the first Lumiere London festival, and before that another on show at Lumiere Durham in November, she explains how she learned net craft from fishermen on the shores of southern India. Read the full interview on the Bruichladdich website.

Read other articles in We Made It, our series on craft in partnership with Bruichladdich

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