Sunday, September 30, 2007

mobile!



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!

7 comments:

ingridviola said...

Wauh, cool!

SCAREDY-CAT said...

Wow, thanks for the mobile link!

I love your room - so much light! Is that what you call a bay window?

shash said...

hi gals! two finnish bloggers! and yes, that is a bay window. ;-)

casey said...

Oh wow! I love it--the colors and shape of the piece are gorgeous!! And thanks for the link... ;)

paula said...

This is so perfectly mixed between the twistiness of the wires and simplicity of the circles. I love it.

Kim Carney said...

wow, eye popping fun!

fine little day said...

Åh, jättefint! Jag köpte precis en Fledstedsmobil (Futura) www.flensted-mobiles.com