Ted Talks was in Vancouver in March, and artist Janet Echelman’s sculpture floated in the skies by the Convention Center, it spanned 745 feet in the air: Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks.
“We all carry devices in our pockets that have an enormous power to connect with other people around the world, but rarely do we get a chance to use it to connect and create with people standing next to us. I’ve discovered that there is a certain kind of social space created underneath my sculptures that is contemplative and calm. People begin to talk to strangers about what they’re seeing,” says Echelman.
The artwork was displayed in Vancouver from March 15-23. I saw the sculpture just before it came down, miscalculated the dates and missed the night show! Oh well, still quite a spectacle!