Giant 227-Metre Aerial Sculpture Coming to Vancouver Waterfront

An artist's rendering of what the new sculpture will look like.

An artist’s rendering of what the new sculpture will look like.

Ready for a new addition to the Vancouver waterfront?

A massive, 227-metre sculpture – longer than two football fields – is set to be installed on the edge of Coal Harbour, between the Vancouver Convention Centre and the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, later this month.

Consisting of soft, billowing fabric and other materials, the aerial sculpture is the work of internationally famous artist Janet Echelman, who has installed similar monumental works of art in San Francisco Airport’s new Terminal Two, above the Denver Art Museum and elsewhere.

The sculpture is set to be completed by March 17, timed to coincide with the start of the TED2014 conference in Vancouver (where, incidentally, Echelman is one of the speakers). Continue reading:
Giant 227-Metre Aerial Sculpture Coming to Vancouver Waterfront

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I don’t know about you, but I always regret not concentrating more in my Home Economics sewing classes or when my Mom tried to pass on her amazing talents to me. I always had good intentions, I was just a little impatient and wanted results right away! Note: pressing the pedal down so the needle moves as fast as it can go is not the best way to achieve this!

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Sewing 101 with Spool of Thread