This sculpture by artist Janet Echelman, changes shape in the wind. 160 feet tall, the sculpture spans 300 feet and suspends over a three-lane highway roundabout on the Atlantic coastline in Porto, Portugal. The design Echelman generated makes reference to the surrounding smokestacks with their red and white-striped patterns, to the masts of Portuguese sea-going vessels, and to the area’s fishermen and their wives who helped sew their nets.

She Changes was recognized by Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review which annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country.

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