Contemporary Art Mobile
This contemporary art mobile based on the work of Alexander Calder (famous for his modern mobiles) adds movement and keeps the walls free of clutter.
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metal cutting saw
small steel rods
1. Trace or draw simple geometric shapes onto sheet metal, and then cut each out with a utility knife (figure A). Punch a hole or two in each piece as desired with a hammer and nail for hanging purposes. Paint as desired and let dry.
2. Attach fishing wire to the shapes and the other side of each to the rods.
3. Hang from the ceiling by fishing wire and a hook.
Karen Mills incorporates Chinese brushstroke techniques in her translucent rice paper wall hanging.