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Mobile sculpture

Add a touch of artistic elegance to your space with unique mobile sculpture ideas. Explore captivating designs that bring movement and beauty to your modern decor.
Illustration from Making Things Book 2 by Ann Wiseman Make A Mobile, Diy Mobile, Mobile Art, Hanging Mobile, Sculpture Lessons, Sculpture Projects, Art Projects, Art Lessons For Kids, Art Lessons Elementary

I love Alexander Calder! I teach a Calder wire project each year, but I have never successfully made a Calder-inspired mobile. Until now! I recently received this 1975 edition of Making Things: Book 2. The Handbook of Creative Discovery by Ann Wiseman. Inside this gloriously illustrated book I found these instructions for making Calder mobiles: I decided to test it out with items I had on hand in the art room. Materials for first mobile: 18-inch pre-cut Stem Wire (AKA floral wire) 20 gauge…

Alan Peroutka
Mobile Sculpture, Hand Sculpture, Wire Sculptures, Mobile Art, Hanging Mobile, Statues, Aerial Images, Colossal Art, Autumn Lights

A bronze piece by Brazilian artist Albano Afonso uses multiple sets of dangling hands that mimic shadow puppetry. Titled “Os Pássaros e o Lobo,” or “The Birds and the Wolf,” the sculpture is illuminated by a light projector, casting dark silhouettes on the wall behind it that resembles a mobile of active animals. In a statement, Afonso is described as being “interested in the anatomy of light: its intensity or softness, its ability to both illuminate and obscure, its sources, its symbolic…

AJ Cardenas
Sprawling Paper-Pulp Mobiles by Yuko Nishikawa Suspend Whimsically Colored Pods in the Air | Colossal Paper Mobile, Mobile Art, Old Diary, Paper Art, Paper Crafts, Bird Crafts, Instalation Art, Mobile Sculpture, Beton Design

Hanging from the ceiling like candy-colored droplets, the paper-pulp mobiles by Yuko Nishikawa turn a stark gallery into a whimsical dreamscape. The Brooklyn-based artist fashions wide, sloping vessels and punctured rings from recycled packages, old diaries, sketches, and other waste materials, forming individual pods that attach to sprawling metal armature. Ephemeral in material and design, each piece is created with the intention that it will be unassembled and reverted back to its muddled…