Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How To Make An Abstract Mobile

From Popular Science Monthly, 1954...

1.  Cut abstract shapes from cardboard or light-gauge sheet metal.

2.  For the arms, bend the ends of soft 16-gauge wire into loops and attach the cut-out shapes.

It's all about balance.

Legendary Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump with a few of his kinetic mobiles and sculptures, c.1963.  Incredibly cool.