Who knew twine could be so beautiful? This art installation resides in Boston. Janet Echelman is the artist.
The artist has created work in Seattle and has also been praised for her work transforming urban spaces. This installation in particular stretches twine over 600 feet. There are over 400,000 knots within the installation. Her sculptures are often responsive to the environment, and this one is no different. The suspended twine gently floats in the breeze like a bobbing alien craft over the city.
At night, the installation is even more beautiful than in the day. The neon colors shine in the night, projecting an almost calming glow. The shining colors are also triggered by movements in the twine, as the piece is responsive to more than just the wind. There are more than 100 miles of material composing this installation.
This piece was installed above a highway near Boston’s waterfront. You can support Echelman’s work here. Additionally, she has done similar work in Vancouver and a fishing village of Mahabalipuram, India.