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Haines Kinetic: “Calliope” Mobile/Kinetic Sculpture

This mobile is called “Calliope”. It’s larger than it appears because these shapes are very chunky. The mobile measures roughly 30” high by 24” dia. (75 x 60 cm) and is made of aluminum and steel.

To enhance its festive nature, I’ve painted the wires as well. This and its large size/light weight makes it more suitable for indoor use.

To find out more, or to purchase, check out my Etsy page.

Gallery and video below.

Update: this mobile has been sold.

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Haines Kinetic: “Fuzzy Night” mobile/kinetic sculpture with needle-felted elements

From the very beginning of my mobile-creation, I’ve been interested in incorporating other materials in my designs besides metal. I’ve been experimenting with needle-felting, which is where you create interesting felted shapes by stabbing wool repeatedly. (I’m not sure what that says about my mental state.)

“Fuzzy Night” is a charming, almost childlike mobile. It uses natural wool colors (not dyed), and the shapes are connected with galvanized steel wire.

Dimensions are roughly 17” high by 15” día. (43 x 38 cm)

For more information, or to purchase, check out my Etsy shop.

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Haines Kinetic: “Of Course I Still Love You” Mobile/Kinetic Sculpture

This mobile is made from aluminum sheet metal and galvanized steel wire.

Where does the title come from? This mobile was completed on the same day that SpaceX successfully launched humans into orbit. The first stage of the rocket came back to earth and landed on the drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You”. This ocean-going ship was named after sci-fi writer Ian M. Banks, who wrote a book that included a starship by that name.

“Of Course…” is a handcrafted, classic mobile using galvanized steel wire and painted aluminum sheet. It uses rivets rather than the traditional wire loop to attach the shapes. The paint is by Montana Cans (an elite German spray paint company). This mobile is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Because of its horizontal nature, this is suitable for lower ceilings as well.

Dimensions are roughly 12” high by 29” día. (30 x 74 cm)

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Haines Kinetic: “Pacific” mobile/kinetic sculpture

This mobile is called “Pacific”. It’s an indoor or outdoor mobile made of galvanized steel and paint. It responds especially well to ocean breezes, whether imagined or real. Dimensions are 30” high x 22” dia. (76 x 56 cm).

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Haines Kinetic: “Quadrangles II” Mobile (Kinetic Sculpture)

The original “Quadrangles” sold, so I redid the design with some modifications. the sheet metal is a little thicker and are attached by rivets this time. I also chose a different paint scheme: red, black, white and granite gray. Dimensions are the same as before: 11” high by 10” dia. (28 x 25 cm). Because it is made of galvanized steel, this mobile is suitable for indoor or outdoor installation.

For more information, or to purchase, click here.

Update: this mobile has been sold.