The artist Janet Echelman spoke at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) several months ago and I have been obsessed with figuring out how to create a play space with her ever since. She uses what are essentially fishermen's nets to create stunning, moving, shape and color-shifting installations that mesmerize. As fate would have it, not too long after hearing her speak, I stumbled upon an exhibit called "Wonder" at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC that included the magnificent Echelman installation that you see in the photograph above.
Today I re-noticed the winning designs in The Future Of Shade competition sponsored by Sunbrella and Architzer. "What if..." is now racing through my play-centric mind. I would love to be small and climb through an Echelman installation - to ride it somehow. Surely there is a way. Can you see it? Can't you feel the excitement of being part of the breezes, the colors, the undulating forms?
I wonder if Ms. Echelman is in the phone book. This would be so amazing on the Beltline somewhere... or in the park the Buckhead CID might build over 400...or....