She Changes

She Changes

Suspended above the roundabout behind the beach is an arresting piece of public sculpture. This is the work of the American Janet Echelman and made in 2005. It was Echelman’s first permanent public installation, and she has gone on to produce sculptures for cities across Canada and the USA. In her now established style She Changes is a gossamer-light arrangement of circular nets 45 metres in diameter and harking back to Matosinhos’ traditional fishing industry. The netting is in a variety of colours and densities, so it looks different depending on the time of day or angle you view it from.

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