PHOTOS: Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks

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In February it was announced that we would get a 745-foot aerial sculpture along Vancouver’s waterfront for TED. “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks” went up last week, was illuminated on Friday night, and now we have just a few more days to take in its display.

Made from soft fibers, this sculpture installation will be available to the public in Vancouver from March 15th through the 22nd. It is designed to travel to other cities around the globe after the exhibition at the 2014 TED Conference – an “idea worth spreading.”

Artist Janet Echelman collaborated with Aaron Koblin who designed an incredible interactive component that enables the public to choreograph the lighting through physical gesture via their mobile phones.

PHOTOS: Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks

Public aerial art at TED Conference Vancouver TED2014 Vancouver
Photo credit: Shannon Leigh Photography & どこでもいっしょ on Flickr

Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks by Janet Echelman Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks by Janet Echelman
Photo credit: どこでもいっしょ & どこでもいっしょ on Flickr

Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks by Janet Echelman
Photo credit: どこでもいっしょ on Flickr

Public Art for TED 2014 in Vancouvr BC Canada Public Art for TED 2014 in Vancouvr BC Canada
Photo credit: TOTORORO.RORO & TOTORORO.RORO on Flickr

Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks by Janet Echelman
Photo credit: どこでもいっしょ on Flickr

Ted Talks conference at the Vancouver convention center Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks by Janet Echelman
Photo credit: Eyesplash – feels like spring & どこでもいっしょ on Flickr

Skies Painted Over Vancouver
Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr

Aerial Sculpture in Vancouver Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks
Photo credit: Toufiq’s Images & CGehlen on Flickr

Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks by Janet Echelman
Photo credit: どこでもいっしょ on Flickr

While Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks will soon disappear, look for more public art around the city as we welcome back the Vancouver Biennale of Public Art this year as well.

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2 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Tyler IngramMonday, March 17th, 2014 — 2:54pm PST

    That’s pretty neat. Now, if only they would bring back the Vectorial Lights like we had during the 2010 Olympics. I always enjoyed that

  2. AnneTuesday, March 18th, 2014 — 6:50pm PST

    I too loved the Vectorial Lights installation. #goodtimes

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