Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mobiles: Artist Statement

Naum Gabo, the Russian artist, is credited with inventing the mobile in the early 1920s, with his depiction of the volume of a figure without carrying its mass. A few years later, in the late 1920s, American artist, Alexander Calder, further developed the idea of a kinetic assemblage that sculpted space. Marcel Duchamp coined the term, "mobile" in 1931 when he viewed Calder's work.

My experience with mobiles began in the 1970s while studying design in college. I have been more attracted to the form because it adds the dimension of time to the 2D and 3D genres, and leads to a multiplicity of ways of dealing with the human figure.

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DanceMobile:Tango (in motion)

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DanceMobile:Tango (side B)

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DanceMobile:Tango (side A)

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