Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Newest Creations

Making these mobiles is so much fun!  The best part is creating the delicate balances and trying to ensure that my configurations are unexpected.  Here are three of my newest kinetic mobile sculptures:

Hunting Lodge Southern Red Cedar Kinetic Mobile Sculpture

Hunting Lodge Southern Red Cedar Kinetic Mobile Sculpture

Driving Southwest Watercolor Kinetic Mobile Sculpture

Driving Southwest Watercolor Kinetic Mobile Sculpture

Driving Southwest Watercolor Kinetic Mobile Sculpture

Rainbow Complication Kinetic Mobile Sculpture

Rainbow Complication Kinetic Mobile Sculpture

Rainbow Complication Kinetic Mobile Sculpture

Rainbow Complication Kinetic Mobile Sculpture

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Orders for Bob Lusk



What a joy to create!  Here are 3 mobiles created especially for Bob Lusk!

Measurements are:

Complexity - 18" wide x 24" tall - smallest circle 1-3/8 dia - largest circle 3-1/4 dia
Birthday Balloons - 24" wide x 30" tall - balloons 1-1/2 wide x 2-3/4 tall (without tails)
Rokakku Kite Battle - 21" wide x 24" tall - kites 2" wide x 2-3/4 tall

The Complexity is my new favorite.  The movement makes this mobile truly special.  Instead of a flowing movement, it will move in different directions as you will see in the video below.  The movement is quite unexpected!   Many near misses are also what makes this mobile interesting.



Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Complexity in Motion

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Complexity in Motion

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Complexity in Motion

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Complexity in Motion


Birthday Balloons - This mobile makes me smile.  The concept is a bunch of birthday balloons just after they have been let go and are shooting upward.  If you have ever watched a balloon rise in the sky, you will notice that it will rock back and forth.  I tried to imply this rocking motion by offsetting the balance point of each balloon and random positioning.


Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Birthday Balloons

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Birthday Balloons

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Birthday Balloons

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Birthday Balloons

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Birthday Balloons

Rokkaku Kite Battle - Rokakku kites are the most stable kites in production today.  They usually stand about 5 to 6 ft tall and can pull very strongly or gently depending on the tow point.  You can set the bow in the kite to be stable for perfected unattended flying or unstable for a lively fighter kite action.  But the part I love the most about this style kite is the large canvas to create beautiful artwork in the sky!


Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Rokakku Kite Battle

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Rokakku Kite Battle

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Rokakku Kite Battle

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Rokakku Kite Battle

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Rokakku Kite Battle



Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Rokakku Kite Battle

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Rokakku Kite Battle

Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Rokakku Kite Battle

If you would like to know about Rokakku Fighter Kites, see this very informative website complete with details for making your own Rokakku:  http://www.my-best-kite.com/rokkaku-kite.html



Monday, June 6, 2011

What Are You Working On

Lots of work and an equal amount of neglect to my blog.  Here is what I have been working on:
Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Complexity



Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Complication Two


Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Ocean Wave


Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Pieces of Me



Kinetic Mobile Sculpture - Vermont In Fall

Puzzled

Spring Bud

Rustic

RainDrops in Blue 


Bright Flame

Surf Shop


Koi Pond

Custom for Kerry

Rainbow Blocks

Which Way That Way


Round n Round

Whew!  I'm beat!  This was my work in May 2011 - 1st week of June 2011