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, March 29, 2010

Stabile sculptures

Here are some examples of desktop "Stabiles" made of steel and EVA foam sheet. The first piece is called, "The Answer," (which also includes a wood base) and the second piece is called, "Slipping Discs." Stabiles are perfect for a desk, because they react to the slightest air currents and bring some life to the work area.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Flow

This is my favorite piece. I sold the first wood version of this mobile to a woman in the UK, and have since worked with clients to make versions of "The Flow" in several materials and colors all across the US. I also sold one to the art director for the movie "Gigantic" starring Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel, with Ed Asner and John Goodman. It's supposed to be in the film, but I haven't seen the movie yet to know if "The Flow" made it to the silver screen or the cutting room floor.
Made of quality Birch plywood with a polyurethane finish, one side is stained slightly darker than the other to add interest as it swirls and twists. The size of this piece is 24 x 36, but it can also be scaled easily. In wood, the piece sells for $365. I also can make it of PVC plastic sheet in various colors for $295. Email me at for details.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I like the different feel of this piece. "Tangents" is all about defining a point in space. Are the linear elements pointing to the wood sphere, or glancing off the red circle? I loved geometry class in school, so maybe this is my homage to that. For some reason, this design seems to appeal to the west coast.
This is a mixed media piece, consisting of PVC sheet, EVA foam, and wood with steel connections. Size is 17 x 30 and the cost is $135.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Inspired by color

If you live in a design-centric world like I do, you are used to seeing various sets of color matching books laying around fanned out like peacocks. You may even have a drawer full of extra color chips stashed for a rainy day. Recently, while cleaning out my office, I came across said drawer and wondered how I could put the scraps of color to use. The resulting mobile "When the Leaves Turn" and stabile "Tints" are what sprang to mind. These will be auctioned for charity, but may have opened a fun door for me...