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The balancing fantasies of Alexander Calder

For many years I have marveled at the poised and colorful mobiles – sculptures whose essence relies on balance and movement – of the great American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Perhaps this is why on a recent trip to the … Continue reading

what is elegant and whimsical and holds its perfect balance even in the slightest of winds?

The answer: Kinectic sculpture (also known as mobiles). I like this art form because it does not take itself seriously even though there is serious thought behind it.  And of course the artist that ALWAYS comes to mind is Alexander … Continue reading