Sunday, September 30, 2007
my first attempt at a mobile. i've always been hesitant to try to make them because they seemed difficult to me. but i've loved mobiles for a while (who doesn't!), and i was especially enchanted by them when i saw the big Calder exhibit at SF MOMA a few years ago. it was like walking through a forest of mobiles and kinetic sculptures. such a cool exhibit.
it was not as hard as i imagined to make this. but of course, i want to make better ones. i think i need to get thicker wire and figure out a more elegant way to attach the pieces to the wire. also need to experiment much more to understand the balancing thing better.
have you seen these beauties on flickr? i've linked to them before, but they're worth looking at again and again!