How to make a mobile
(Excerpted from "Interactivity Kit" by Timothy
THE SECRET: START FROM THE BOTTOM AND WORK TO THE TOP.
There are many ways to design a work of hanging sculpture, and as many
materials, but the assembly is always the same: start from the bottom.
1. SELECT & ARRANGE THE PIECES: Find, create the shapes you
wish. Lay them on a large piece of paper. Draw lines connecting the bottom
or end pieces.
2. BEGIN WIRING THE PIECES: Starting with the small end pieces
first, then connecting the middle size systems together.
3. BALANCE THE TOP: The top bar is last. Connect the middle
systems to the top bar, balance, and hang up your new creation.
|For a more
thorough explanation, please consider the recently published book: "Making
Creative Mobiles" by Timothy Rose
A small, 70-page chatty volume explaining the history of mobiles and how to
make them. Contains step-by-step instructions, instructional drawings, and personal anecdotes on the artistic life.
Available at Amazon