Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Mobile and the Immobile

This delicate mobile was made by my friend Tom Dolan and given to me as a gift. Thank you, Tom.
The stones are carefully hung from wire arms linked together with tiny hand-made chains . Like a wall it has to be constructed starting from the bottom up, always making sure the parts are balanced and remain well poised as more weight is joined to it   The equilibrium established through cleverly maintained connectivity and spacing gives it its 'mobility' . And so, like a well built dry stone wall, it 'sings' and dances and moves with every breath of inspiration and still never comes apart.  

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