Thursday, February 19, 2015

King of the Mobiles

Alexander Calder is known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents. He originally started out as a toy maker creating "push and pull" toys for children before he became interested in sculpture. He works in many different materials but mostly with wire and aluminum. Fun fact during World War I I he tried to join the Marines but was rejected so he continued to sculpt instead. 

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