Sunday, May 25, 2014

New Moving Paintings Kinetic Art Mobiles created by Carolyn Weir

When I discovered Alexandar Calder's kinetic mobiles in 2009 I was awestruck by their beauty and grace.  Then I immediately had three thoughts:
  • I can do this!  This is creative outlet I have been looking for all my life!
  • They need more color.  Perhaps multiple colors on each piece instead of solid colors
  • and finally.... Wouldn't a moving painting be so incredibly cool!
So, I started my journey in 2009.  I had never painted but had a vision of what I wanted to see.  I studied color theory and watercolor painting from a local artist, Marina Cavette.  Then went off in my own direction creating mobiles with many different types of components but still in the original basic style of Calder.  I was careful not to copy his configurations but instead come up with my own configurations but they were still quite Calder looking.  Along the way I created prototypes of my original moving painting concept and sold them but they lacked the painting style and stiffness I was looking for.

As of November 2013 I have finally achieved the painting skills to bring my vision to life.... THE MOVING PAINTINGS.  They are created with original watercolor paintings with a wood core.  Hours of balancing brings this unique kinetic mobile sculpture to life!

Kinetic Mobile Moving Painting - Saturday Afternoon and P.C.H. below


Kinetic Moving Painting - Flow and Friends below made up moving painting #2





This one is a smaller version of the moving painting



 Some of my prototypes are below
August 2013

August 2013

August 2013

August 2013

July 2012

July 2012

November 2013

November 2013

November 2013

November 2013

November 2013

November 2013
August 2010

August 2010

August 2010

August 2010

August 2010

August 2010

August 2010

August 2010

August 2010

December 2010

December 2010
So, in conclusion I wanted to take a moment to document my timeline for these creations.  I feel that the moving paintings are an original design that I alone created.  I could be wrong and if so, please, comment below and provide me with your examples of similar original moving painting designs that are kinetic mobile in nature.

1 comment:

  1. I love them ! Love the colors you used and I love mobiles anyway! Never thought about using polymer as a mobile but love your ideas! Can't wait to see what else you do. Can you use beads a long with these ? Just thinking. .. take care! :)

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