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Janet Echleman

Born: Tampa, Florida USA in 1966. Lives and works in New York City. Echelman produces public sculptures made of monumental hand-knotted lace nets that suspend from urban architecture, interstate highways, and tall trees. Represented by the Florence Lynch Gallery in New York City, Echelman’s commissioned projects and major exhibitions have been produced in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Mexico, and the United States. Recipient of grants from Fulbright, Harvard University. Art Museums, Kohler Arts/Industry, American Institute of Indian Studies, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Pollock-Krasner, Rotary International and Japan Foundations, Echelman currently holds academic appointments at Harvard University and the New School University.

Title of Coasters: “Eye of the Storm”
My round coasters features photographic documentation of a sculptural installation titled “Eye of the Storm”. The piece is shaped like a white translucent cyclone with a central contained space made of knitted stainless steel. Set in an idyllic courtyard at Harvard University, it foreshadows an ominous storm. The round coaster may refer to either the outer shape of the cyclone, or to the temporary calm of the storm’s eye.