1.26 Sculpture Project at the Amsterdam Light Festival
December 7, 2012- January 20, 2013
Illumination hours: 5pm-10pm
The form and content of Janet Echelman’s 1.26 sculpture draws inspiration from the interconnectedness of Earth’s systems. The artist used laboratory data from NASA and NOAA on the effects of the 2010 Chile earthquake, and the resulting 1.26-microsecond shortening of the Earth’s day. The sculpture’s three-dimensional form is inspired by the artist’s mapping of tsunami wave heights across an entire ocean. The artwork underscores global interdependence.