#8 of 9 Mobiles From the Old Copper Washing Machine Tub

Looking back on the winter the time spent doing these mobiles was very enjoyable. So far the pieces have been well received and more like them are waiting to be made. The slight changes keep the process from feeling like mass production yet the similarities help with keeping “in practice”. These were perfect to do after mass producing 50 or so santa ornaments for Christmas gifts. Looking forward to making more!


About the author

Past: 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.



    1. Thank you Rebecca. Alexander Calder’s work is clearly a major influence in my journey. I didn’t know he had rules and instructions. Thanks for the info and comment. I’m sure your mobile was awesome!

      1. Hi Chris, I’ve just looked back at the PDF I saved entitled ‘How to make mobiles’, by a chap called John Lynch. I guess you might know it? I found it on the internet (can’t remember where though!) and it takes Calder’s principles and shows you how to make mobiles of varying complexity. I found it very interesting.

  1. Love your artwork–both the wood and the metal. You look like you’re having a lot of fun. (I always secretly wanted to be a wood carver. 🙂 I just put some collage art up and am now adding WordPress artists to my site. So you’ll be there soon.

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