For sure we have all been fascinated by those giant soap bubbles that fade away fast even though it’s a mystical appearance that we would love to keep as much as possible. Janet Echelman, already famous for her breathing sculptures that interact with the environment by changing the grey, urban life, managed to wow us once more with another aerial sculpture. Installed in Boston, the floating sculpture looks just like those cool soap bubbles we all love and this is here to stay for several months.
The ephemeral sculpture floating over the city was made by splicing rope by hand and over half a million knots were done to create it. This is more than a sculpture because beneath the aesthetic aspect it is meant to represent the history of the city, which was first called Tri-Mountain so the three voids were meant to represent just this.
The rope fiber used here is incredible lightweight even though is 15 times stronger than steel. A team of approximately 50 people had to cooperate in raising up the sculpture and it took them approximately 20 hours.
The incredible sculpture can be admired until October so you have plenty of time to get to Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.