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Council Member

Janet Echelman


Janet Echelman builds sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature – wind, water and light – and become inviting focal points for civic life. Some recent prominent works include a permanent installation at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, 1.26 Sculpture in Singapore, Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks in Vancouver, a commissioned sculpture danced by Stuttgart Ballet, Her Secret is Patience spanning two city blocks in downtown Phoenix, Water Sky Garden at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, She Changes on the waterfront in Porto, Portugal, and Every Beating Second in San Francisco Airport’s new Terminal Two. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship, was ranked #1 on Oprah’s Wow! List, and was named Architectural Digest’s 2012 Innovator for “changing the very essence of urban spaces.”