Last summer I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see their avante garde exhibit. Stepping into the room everything went white and I was in raptures to be surrounded by Sandy’s work.
Though the pieces may appear to be constructed in an elementary fashion, it takes precision and foresight to place the metal wiring so everything falls in perfect balance. Calder’s engineering skills and sense of aesthetics were applied to create the first hanging mobile, a concept that will continue to endure with their presence in infant product lines. They are obviously designed to move, so a light breeze should be going in order to fully appreciate them. I didn’t know at the time but recently found out that his kinetic sculptures are 3D incarnations of another artist I love, Joan Miro.