This piece was not a political statement. It is simply an elephant. It was well received by some of the same people who did not like “Term Oil”. Go figure!
The mobile making influence was an indirect result of meeting a creative man who was looking for help with some business and building projects thirty plus years ago. This was not in anyway a normal job. In fact, normal jobs just don’t interest me much anymore. It is a long story that should come out in time on this blog. We built some very cool things. We still do!
This photo is one of two red and purple mobiles. Usually they are just black because black goes with everything. Critics are calling for more color.
Quite a few of these have been made over the years. There are horizontal circles, vertical circles, small to big and big to small circles. Circles going up and circles going down. Lots of kinds of circles!
Hope you enjoyed the Christmas gift posts. Today’s post is a weathered sheet copper lizard. This mobile is made from scraps of old copper and various gauges of wire balanced to form a lizard shape. I have made 10-20 of them so far. They are part of a reptile theme that includes frogs, crocodiles and lizards.
So it would be wise to have a bunch of pics and a couple lines of text ready to post for the nights when crap hits the fan!
Thanks kids for f-ing up.
Yes there are three sons to deal with in this artist’s life! Tonight it is like the fan is crapping! Anyway, here is the cosmic cactus, tonight’s post (totally mobile!) Don’t tell the kids cuz it’s total karma bite back!
This WordPress thing is pushing my boundaries in many ways, so it is important to remember this is a fun learning experiment….just like life should be! 🙂
So this post will be the first totally mobile attempt. Here goes!
The piece today is a design that people call azimuths or alignments.
Whatever, it is fun to play with the design. Some are different metals, some spin, some are different sizes. This one is about three feet tall.
Discovering that some people don’t like to hang things from their ceilings should not have surprised me. Ceilings are a little more difficult to work with than walls. So the wall mobile solves that problem.
Extra: In response to a comment from a viewer, here is a picture of the glow-in-the-dark mobile (not glowing in the dark). This is a very light mobile so the wires are very thin. They are all 18 gauge steel.
Since we are on the gift-like, kind of easy-to-make subject, let’s talk about the ever-popular glow-in-the-dark moon and stars products that we usually stick to our walls and ceilings for that cool astral look. It’s way more fun to make them into mobiles because, well, they move! Just drill holes in them, run wire through the holes and balance them into mobiles. This picture is a design used for many a baby shower gift. (Once again I am too cheep and lazy to go out and buy something! Not to mention sales tax!) Feel free to copy it. They’re not just for nurseries. There’s one in my living room with planets and a comet and…..and it’s fun when we turn off the lights! Good plan for tomorrow’s post, video of the glow-in-the-dark mobile!
This moon and stars design goes back a few years. They make good gifts for many occasions. Many of my friends have them because I’m too cheap and lazy to go out and buy something! 🙂 They’re not too hard to make so maybe there can be some “how to” categories in the future. Tomorrow is two weeks of blogging for this newbie! Thanks for the encouragement.