Janet Echelman’s 1.8 Woven Sculpture

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Renowned artist Janet Echelman has suspended a large, flowing, colour-changing sculpture above London’s bustling Oxford Circus.

The woven piece is a representation of the data sets of the 2011 Japanese tsunami and earthquake and is titled 1.8, the number which is the length of time the day was shortened in microseconds as a result of these catastrophes.

1.8 is constructed using strong technical fibres. The colours are combined with programmed coloured light to create a striking effect.

The net sculpture is suspended 180 ft in the air and is portable, as Janet plans to suspend the sculpture in other parts of the world.

For more information, visit echelon.com. View her Unnumbered Sparks project here.