17 October 2008

Calling All Calders

For most of my life I have been intrigued by the mobiles that were crafted by Alexander Calder. Whether gigantic or small, their shapes, colors, ebb and flow always fascinated me -- like the wonderful mobile created for the National Gallery in Washington (pictured).

I was surprised to learn many years ago that Calder also made little wire sculptures, like those featured in the current exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He made jewelry, toys, portrait heads, and lots more out of wire and simple objects.

You can read more about this new exhibition
here.

Find out more about Calder
here.

1 comment:

Matt (scrubbles.net) said...

Can we afford plane tx to NY to see this!?