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Janet Echelman

Sculptor, Studio Director, Studio Echelman


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Creative vision -- how do you develop and hold onto it, especially when obstacles appear in your path?

Artist Janet Echelman overcame rejection and doubts to develop her methods of building voluptuous sculptures the size of buildings out of simple materials like fishnet. In this live conversation, ask questions and share your own experiences with Janet about the path to creative endeavor.

This Live conversation will open on Feb. 13th, 2012, 2 pm EST.

If you couldn't make to this Live Conversation, the discussion with Janet Echelman continues on her TEDTalk page: http://www.ted.com/talks/janet_echelman.html


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  • Feb 13 2012: Hi Janet,

    Your work in your website portfolio is fabulous! Some remind me of aurora borealis.

    I am "reinventing" myself at an age when my peers are beginning to think about retirement. Learning multimedia design, photography, etc. School, work, homework = not enough of me to do it all sometimes. Housework? Cooking? Ha ha ha.

    Perhaps the hardest for me is prioritizing, and not downplaying or second-guessing my creativity, which has never been in the forefront as it is now. Often there is not enough of me after I get off work to feel very creative.

    Can you offer ways that you recharge yourself and your creativity?

    Thank you!

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