Watch the video below and read the artists bio. When finished, post a comment to this video and answer these questions:
1.Janet came about being an artist in a unique way. She did not have college training, was rejected by multiple organizations that said she was no good, and was a woman. Yet, she became a highly paid, world renowned innovator, engineer, and artist.
1.What does it take to be an artist? How does imagination play a role in creativity?
2. Can you teach creativity?
3. How is your imagination and creativity influenced by technology? How does it affect what you make in Art class, is it a positive or negative affect? Why?
Watch this video from TED and answer the following questions in a comment to this post.
The following was taken from echelman.com:
Studio Echelman explores the cutting edge of sculpture,
public art, and urban transformation. Assembled and led by internationally
recognized sculptor Janet Echelman, the design team focuses on the development
and creation of large-scale artworks
The permanent and temporary
projects draw inspiration from ancient craft and modern technology. Using
materials from woven fiber to atomized mist, the studio creates living,
breathing pieces that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water and
By combining meaning with physical form, it strives to create a
visceral experience in diverse city environments, accessible to all. These
sculpture environments embody local identity and invite residents to form a
personal and dynamic relationship with the art and place. Each project becomes
intimately tied to its environment through the use of local materials and
working methods, thus strengthening neighborhood connections and promoting a
distinctive civic character.
The design team spans the globe. Studio
Echelman is privileged to collaborate with brilliant aeronautical and
mechanical engineers, architects, lighting designers, landscape architects, and
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