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.
This wire mobile is a bit more “designed” from the beginning in the sense that I was going for a specific look. In most other cases, I have a vaguer sense of what I want, but let things play out as the piece develops. “Angular and Round” is the provisional title. It is very difficult to name these things.
Here’s another example of an all-wire mobile, which has been a style/material I’ve been experimenting with in the past couple of weeks. I really like spirals, arcs, squiggles, and geometric shapes, so I find this appealing. The wire is galvanized steel, 14 gauge, lightly spray painted with black paint and a touch of orange in a couple of places for highlights. It’s about 18 inches high, wide, and deep.
I’ve been doing a lot of work on my mobiles lately. I’ll be posting here more often and will also create a site on Etsy for anyone who wants to get one. I’ve also been looking around to see what others have been doing and have come across some really great work, which I will be sharing. Here’s a quick tutorial by Mark Leary on how to create a simple mobile.