If you can imagine it…

…you can build it. 🙂

I don’t know why I love this TED Talk from artist Janet Echelman so much. I just know that I do.

Maybe it’s her perseverance. After all, she was rejected by seven art schools after college and yet didn’t give up but struck out on her own.

Maybe it’s her resourcefulness. When her paints didn’t show up for a show she promised to do in India, she turned to the local fishermen and solicited their help in producing a new piece of art…and art form.

Maybe it’s her relentlessness. Again and again, there weren’t materials or technology yet suitable to execute her ideas, so each time she found partners to help her pioneer a new method for bringing her artistic dreams to fruition.

Maybe it’s her vision. Janet wants to share beauty with as many people as possible through her billowing, wind-swept art forms that adorn the public spaces of cities around the world.

Maybe it’s all these things. I just know that I found these ten minutes captivating and joy-filled. I hope you do, too.

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