Most mobiles start with small and light pieces and progress to larger and heavier pieces to counterbalance. The length of the wire or armature also can control the leverage. This one goes from the small to larger then back to the small without adding lots of length to the armatures. Most people would not notice but when it is noticed you see that the pieces are made from different materials with different thicknesses and different specific gravity. That is what I was playing with.
About the authorPast: Tolerated the U.S. educational system as far as a Bachelors degree. Favorite sports were skateboarding, windsurfing and pole vaulting. Worked on many jobs and projects, giving me a wide variety of skills and experiences.
Present: People call me a renaissance man. I still enjoy variety and being productive. Probably why artwork is one of my lasting activities. Snowboarding and hiking are my favorite ways to recreate with my amazing wife and sons.