MOBILE CONSTRUCTION Stainless Steel: for the arms.
Colored Plastic (for most): for bases and petals Available Materials: plastic, plywood, brushed metal, aluminum, copper and brass
My designs are original like no other, each made one at a time just for you. All pieces are hand signed by me and year made, name stamped into plastic (rollover right photo for close up view). Please note that all of my mobiles and stabiles are handmade of eco-friendly colored plastics for the petals and stabile bases (plastic manufactured in Germany) and beautiful shiny stainless steel (USA).
Every mobile is made by hand one at a time, and not mass produced or computer laser cut. Each petal piece is chosen by hand, cut, hand sanded and beveled (edges of the plastic) and then buffed to a shine (my husband Brian "the master polisher" helps with this part). Polishing the edges takes time
and with skilled expertise, resulting in fine artisian quality
craftmanship, made by hand,
one at a time, and never mass produced. I hand drill holes, hand form all stainless steel rods, cutting and balancing all by hand,matching exact measurements to one of my designed artworks.
My plastic and stainless steel combination is perfect indoors or out - they are rust free and weather durable. Note: the color red is the only plastic color that is sensitive to full direct sunlight ...it will fade slightly in 3 years to a grey. I offer 21 custom colors for you to choose from. Note every computer sees colors slightly different.The numbers on the chart correlate with PMS(pantone chip charts).
Need help deciding... just ask! I love to mock up ideas, send me a photo of the room to add a mobile to.
Every mobile or stabile is able to be colorized even resized to match your room's decor. So feel free to ask for anything you are thinking, smaller, larger, different designs ideas, etc. See examples of my work in clients homes and businesses.
See > Client Photos. Interested in licensing a Julie Frith mobile or one of her photos? Show the art of balance, or use one in your next advertising campaign. Talk to Julie for all details!
Word Definitions from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Mobile moábile Pronunciation: 'mO-"bEl
Function: noun : a construction or sculpture frequently of wire and sheet metal shapes with parts that can be set in motion by air currents; also: a similar
structure (as of paper or plastic) suspended so that it moves in a current of air.
Stabile staábile Pronunciation: 'sta -"bEl
Function: noun Etymology: probably from French, from Latin stabilis, adjective : an abstract sculpture or construction similar in appearance to a mobile
but made to be stationary
Where did the word "mobile" art come from?
Russian Constructivist Alexander Rodchenko appropriated the idea of the hanging mobile. From this idea, Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was the first to develop the mobile as a three-dimensional kinetic art form. In 1932 Marcel Duchamp gave the name "mobiles" to Alexander Calder 's new art forms. Calder also made static, sculptural constructions called "stabiles", this term was titled by Jean Arp.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Julie Frith:is an artist, photographer, web designer, jeweler, graphic / interior designer, musician, furniture maker, wife, mother and most of all a mobile-aficionado-enthusiast. Born 1960 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, after college moved to Eureka, California in 1979 with now husband BrianLadd. Julie has been creating art all her life, making art mobiles for fun...about 40 years and selling professionally online since 1998. Loves to work with each and every client creating an original art-piece handmade just for them.
Influences:Alexander Calder,my family, my parents (which are both fabulous artists: Donald Frith taught ceramics, a professor at theUniversity of Illinois now retired , and Barbara Frith was a professional painter and sculptor ), Note: my Mother, Barbara Frith died Dec.21, 2007. Many great artists... Kandinsky, Miro, Vasarely, Dali, M.C.Etcher, Piccaso, Eames, Miller, Knoll, Van der Rohe, Saarinen, Bauhaus, F.L.Wright, Eichler homes, Frank Gehry, the prefab Lustron home I grew up in, modern architecture, going to art and science museums at every chance I get, reading design books and learning of about art, viewing and being in nature.
Loves: MAKING MOBILES, my family, art, music, MODERN furniture, MODERN architecture, futurist ideas, all animals, love, peace and the universe.
The name "Frith" means "peace".