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Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks: Janet Echelman at TED2014

Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks: Janet Echelman at TED2014

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“I create sculpture that makes me feel protected, yet connected to limitless sky,” says Janet Echelman, the artist who gave the TED2011 talk “Taking imagination seriously.” Echelman’s sculptures resemble netting – gigantic, beautifully draped, brightly colored and installed overhead. In fact, she’s noticed something about her installed works that she never expected to happen: People gather underneath the []

Welcome to the pleasuredome: Fellows Friday with Antonio Torres

Welcome to the pleasuredome: Fellows Friday with Antonio Torres

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Squishy, vivid, frozen, frothy – architect and artist Antonio Torres’s wildly colorful and whimsical built spaces are often created using membranes filled with gases, liquids and organic materials, inviting people to crawl in, jump, touch and play. Here, we ask him about his incredible works and where his inspiration comes from. Tell me about yourself []

Shea Hembrey sculpts dark matter in a new gallery show

Shea Hembrey sculpts dark matter in a new gallery show

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Shea Hembrey is 100 artists in one. At TED2011, he shared how he staged an international biennial containing works from 100 artists … all of whom he invented himself. The talk has spun into his first New York gallery exhibit, featuring work he made—this time as himself. The exhibit is called “Dark Matters,” and it’s []

8 mind-bending sculptures from Antony Gormley

8 mind-bending sculptures from Antony Gormley

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Traditional Greek sculptors took a hunk of marble and, by chipping away at it, crafted the human form. Antony Gormley, the British sculptor who gave this thought-provoking talk at TEDGlobal 2012, takes a very different approach, creating works that explore the interior space we feel within our own bodies and the exterior space we feel []