"Arborvitae"

Louisville, KY

14' x 15' x 24'

Glass, Copper, Bronze and Brass.

 

In early 2009 I entered a proposal for a hanging mobile through the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.

The specific guidelines were to "promote a sense of healing" incorporating "modern, clean lines".  My immediate thought was of walking through the woods...leaves fluttering down in fall...peaceful.  

I ran with it.

Five months, 1255 kiln shaped glass leaves, 465 copper leaves and over 3 miles of copper wire later- there you have it.

In total there are 2 sets of three branches.  All are balanced and spin lazily from bronze rods.  From each of the branches hang clusters of "mini mobiles"- made up of copper leaves wrapped in brass wire.

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