Echelman’s Hanging Art Captivates at Renwick

At the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., artist Janet Echelman has created this hanging artwork called 1.8 Renwick. The Smithsonian American Art Museum commissioned Echelman to create the artwork to transform the Renwick Gallery’s Grand Salon. This hanging immersive piece overhead is made with knotted and braided fiber and programmable lighting that changes colors. The volumetric form is inspired by data recorded as the 2011 tsunami rippled across the Pacific Ocean toward Japan. Learn more about the installation at this link.




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