Each image represents a series of mobiles. Click on the image to see more examples of the mobiles in that series. Email me directly (email@example.com) for pricing and availability. Custom mobiles are available for listed price + %10.
DANCING FLOWER MOBILES
FLOWER CASCADE MOBILE
MULTI-TIERED BIRD & OWL MOBILES
LoveBirds In a Teardrop Moon
CHERRY BLOSSOM MOBILES
Birds and Owls in the Moon
Making Mobiles since 2011
Melissa grew up in a family of artists: her mother is a print-maker and her grandmother was a sculptor. These two women were her first art teachers. In college, Melissa studied painting and print-making at Wesleyan University. In 1999, she received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study mask-making techniques and traditions internationally. Her experience making masks fostered an interest in creating objects that people could wear and interact with. When she returned to the United States, Melissa began making jewelry.
Five years ago, in the middle of a cold, Boston winter, Melissa turned her metal-working skills toward making mobiles. She wanted to create something that added color, light, and movement to the January bleakness. Mobiles have a unique capacity to change the ambience of a room, creating balance and harmony. Melissa enjoys observing how people interact with mobiles and hopes to continue making sculptures that people can both look at and play with.
Melissa makes her mobiles Using hand tools and a torch. She shapes steel and copper to create the branches. Then, she adds flowers, buds, and leaves with glass and wire=wrapping techniques. Many designs feature sculptural elements, such as birds, owls, and flowers that she creates out of polymer clay. She creates each piece individually, so no two mobiles are exactly alike.
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