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 Calder.  But lucky for us, today there is a contemporary artist putting a new twist on these flying dancers on a tight rope. Matthew Roberts of Ekko Mobiles in Portland, Oregon is the inspired artist/engineer behind these contemporary creations.  His art is hanging at HARPO Studios, featured in the film “Ocean’s Thirteen” and in all sorts of publications and private spaces.