A few months ago, I stumbled upon this video on imagination on TED, one of my most favorite web channels for all things moving and inspiring. It was about this artist, Janet Echelman, who travelled to India for a painting exhibit and how she overcame the challenge of her missing paints. Yep, her paints went missing. Inspired by the fishermen and their nets, she instead created moving sculptures made from this humble material.
Little did I know that I’d be stumbling upon one of Janet Echelman’s work in Phoenix, AZ as The Husband and I were on the hunt for his Starbucks City mug.
It was an amazing piece that towered alongside the buildings in downtown Phoeniz, dancing in the morning breeze. I wish I could have seen it at night or have had the chance to lie under it, but then there was California waiting for us.
If you have the chance to visit or are living in or near Phoenix, AZ, you definitely must visit this awesome art piece. There is no entrance fee or ticket to view this piece. The best things in life are free, noh? I do hope that someday I’d be able to view other Janet Echelman pieces around the US or maybe in other parts of the world.
Downtown Phoenix Civic Space Park
424 N. Central Ave. (between 1st and Central avenues, just north of Van Buren Street/Central Station)
Park Hours: 5 a.m. to 11p.m.