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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Monday, June 29, 2009

Serpentine Motion

I know I've posted this image once before, but it serves as a good example of the "serpentine" motion most of my mobiles perform. Because the separate elements of the piece are linked with one another directly (instead of hanging freely as from a string) they cause a chain reaction of movement when stirred. This effect can be mesmerizing and is carefully considered during the design of most of my work. I really like the cause and effect relationship the elements have on one another. This chain reaction of movement is known as "serpentine motion" due to the resemblance it bears to a snake's undulating body. Keep in mind this image moves quickly in comparison to the normal slow and gentle movements of my larger mobile pieces, I only show it here to better illustrate the mechanics of my work. For more information, feel free to email me at

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