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Janet Echelman’s “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks”

Created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the TED Conference and only up from March 15-22, the web of netting suspended between the Fairmont Waterfront and the Vancouver Convention Center was a wonder. Echelman says her work is, in part inspired by the idea of “feeling sheltered, but connected to the limitless sky,” and the crowds that gathered and interacted seemed to feel similarly inspired.

Credit: Ema Peter  Photo 1 of 4 in Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky