3D Mobile Project



mobile is a type of kinetic sculpture

 constructed to take advantage of the principle of equilibrium. It consists of a number of rods, from which weighted objects or further rods hang. The objects hanging from the rods balance each other, so that the rods remain more or less horizontal. Each rod hangs from only one string, which gives it freedom to rotate about the string.

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Your assignment is to turn ‘Space into Meaning‘…

What could the artist be talking about with this Mobile?


Or this one?



There are so many ideas that come to mind!


  • What is the theme of your Mobile?
  • What are the materials?   And why or why not?
  • Base?   And why or why not?
  • Abstract forms or recognizable forms?  And why or why not?
  • Colour or monochromatic?  And why or why not?


A couple of paragraphs in your sketch book
Two pages of sketches

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