Last week I had the pleasure of shooting an incredible art installation located outside of Vancouver's Convention Centre, for Vancouver Magazine. The interactive sculpture was by Boston-based artist Janet Echelman.
Echelman builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature and become inviting focal points for civic life.
Reminiscent of a jellyfish, the mesmerizing sculpture made of soft fibers spanned 745 feet wide, making it Janet's most ambitious sculpture to date. Thanks to a collaboration with the Creative Director of Google Creative Lab, Aaron Koblin, bystanders could choreograph the lighting of the installation directly from their mobile device.
The title of the sculpture, "Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks," refers to the interactive lighting component. "It's about each one of us being able to paint the skies," says Echelman. This project embodies the infusion of art and technology, as both continuously evolve together.
To read more about this project and view a making of video, please visit: www.unnumberedsparks.com