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Black Standing S Shape Mobile

This piece is painted sheet metal and wire. It is about two feet tall. I do seem to do a lot of black. Black does seem to go with everything. Flat black is not hard to touch up like colors and other finishes. Bottom line is I suck at colors. Building and shaping and balancing are my interests. More color would probably be good. I will try to try.

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Black and White Balanced S Shapes with circle mobiles

The balanced S shapes are fun to make. There are quite a few of these and more to come. They are simply balanced on points recessed into the shape above. This gives them great movement. It also allows the pieces to come apart for ease of storage, shipping and cleaning. It does totally freak out the poor soul that spun it around too hard (or cat that played with it) when it comes crashing down! No worries, they are graceful and tough.

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My First Mobile

Living in Western New York was never the plan. It seems to be the best choice for our family so that is where we intend to be until the ” nest” is empty. The art focused work and influence life in Connecticut had offered could not be found. Missing that it was only natural to just do it myself. This is when making mobiles started for me. My first mobile is weathered copper and wire that was cluttering the garage in Belfast. Soon that garage became my first studio!

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Alligator or Crocodile

This mobile is one of 5-10 produced. Still trying to find all the records. I haven’t made any of these for years. They are weathered copper and wire. There was a reptile period back then with frogs (will post soon) and lizards.

They probably are more crocodile than alligator due to all the “teeth” but whatever, realism is not my thing. We have enough of that! These pieces are 2-3 feet long.                                                                                                IMG_2043