1.26 Sydney, Australia, 2011
My studio generated a 3D model of the tsunami using data from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research. I then used software to transform an outline of the model’s higher amplitude area into a sculptural form. My studio created hand-knotted models to achieve the complex shaping of the piece.
Materials and Size
Spectra® Fiber, high-tenacity polyester fiber, and lighting.
Dimensions of net: 230 ft. length x 63 ft. width x 30 ft. depth
Artist: Janet Echelman
Studio Echelman Project Manager: Becky Borlan
Powerhouse Museum: Joanne Delzoppo, Peter Morton, Lindie Ward, Leonie Jones, Marinco Kojdanovski
City of Sydney: Glenn Wallace, Gillian Minervini, Bridget Smyth
Site Engineer: Jeremy Sparks, Harry Partridge, Partridge Partners (Sydney)
Design Engineer: Peter Heppel Associates (Paris)
Lighting Design: David Gleig, Cairellie (Sydney)
Suspended from of Sydney Town Hall over George St.
Sydney, NSW, Australia