Artist's Statement

"My hanging mobiles are ever-changing works of art. The delicate balance between gravity and the gentle currents in the air around us cause the mobiles to twist and bend, appearing to give them a life of their own. They are constantly redefining not only the positive shape of the mobile itself, but the negative spaces that surround the sculpture.

I like to think of my mobiles as a reminder that although life is ever-changing, one can always find beauty and joy in it. All one needs to do is stay balanced and bend slightly with the breeze."

-Steve DeSpirito

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Pen sculptures

I was going through some old files and found these. These are more little pieces I did for a charity auction. The idea was to take all the junk that was lying around the office and make something out of it. I kept finding old pens that didn't write anymore and liking the styling of them, noticing that they looked more like they were made by NASA than Bic. So, I assembled all kinds of pieces and parts to make these futuristic looking aircraft/spaceship things. They turned out very well, and were a crowd pleaser. Now, I keep my eyes open for these kinds of parts and pieces all the time and squirrel them away until I have enough junk (and ambition, and time) to make another piece.
One of the images shows a collage of the piece itself, along with some silly PhotoShop work I did to give it more interest during the auction.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Another small mobile (less than a foot tall) I made to try out a new concept. I really like the way this one moves. This could easily be scaled up if desired. If interested in a quote, email me at


This mobile started out as two different mobiles, one made with balls and one made with flat circles. I didn't like either of them on their own, so I started combining them in various ways and ended up with this "bouncing" mobile. For some reason, this seems more popular on the East Coast.
Made of stainless steel and wood, the size is approximately 24 x 24 and the cost is $210.