The East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in DC recently renovated several of its exhibits, among them the Calder room, which used to be on the ground floor. Calder’s pieces are now at the top of one of the towers in what I believe is larger space. It also has more light so photography is a bit easier. Very attractive and well worth a visit if you are in DC. Note, a couple of the images in the following gallery are of a giant mobile in the main part of the museum and not in the Calder room.
I like this one, because it happens to suggest a familiar form even though it is still quite abstract. 12 x 4 inches and available at Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/216022981/figurative-bird
I thinks of this sculpture as a single line drawn in three-dimensional space. It is 10 inches tall by 4 inches wide. The base is wood painted with acrylic paint.
At 19 inches high and 7 across, this sculpture is larger than most I have been posting lately. And the thicker wire makes it more substantial as well. In creating this piece, I tried to convey a sense of graceful movement, even though it is stationary.
See it at Etsy
This is the same wire I normally use for the black wire sculptures I’ve been posting, but I left it unpainted this time to see how that works. Comments welcome and purchasing info at Etsy.
This guy is a bit larger than the one posted yesterday at 14 inches tall and 4 to 5 inches wide.
More info at Etsy
This is the first of a series I’ll be posting. They will be small at the start, but I am likely to increase their size once I get the shapes the way I like them. This one is just over 11 inches tall. Please feel free to comment.
For Sale at Etsy for $35.
This one also has the “entity” label, because I feel it hints at something organic. I painted it orange on a whim and I think that could really work in some settings, but it not be as versatile as black. Of course, against the black background, it is quite striking. It is about 14 inches high by 7 or 8 inches wide.
With this mobile as with others, there are hints of fish and other animal forms, hence the title. It is made out of galvanized steel wire and lightly spray painted black. This “beast” is fairly large; about 45 inches wide. See close-up views below.