Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)

Dancing Mobiles

All of these will dance when given a good reason, such as a gentle breeze, a strong wind, an earthquake or a push or pull by a human hand.  Some move for gentle reasons, others require a fairly strong reason.  Some expect to live outside in the weather, while others prefer places without strong winds.

All of these mobiles ask for space to move in  -- I also make smaller ones that can hang in much smaller places in houses.  I call those house bling; these are forest or yard bling.  Some of them are too delicate to have outside except on calm days, however.

Since wood is abundant and mostly free for the harvesting, I use mostly wood pieces in these kinetic mobiles.  The quality and quantity of dancing done by these guys varies a lot, depending on the size and shape of the pieces, the connector hardware used and the strength of the breeze or other motion inducer.   Some of the bigger and heavier ones require a pretty stiff breeze to get into motion, but most of them move freely in multiple directions once the right strength breeze for that particular one is provided.  Or, a push or pull on one of the pieces.  Or an Earthquakes or nearby freight train.