The painted hanging mobiles are fabricated primarily with painted sheet Aluminum. After shearing, forming and welding or riveting arms to vanes, we etch the parts and spray a coat of colorful or black lacquer onto the surface.
Once dry, we assemble the design using stainless steel rings and in some cases an appropriate black monofilament for mobility prior to assembly and balancing.
Some of mobiles are combined with painted metal vanes and fabric panels of Nylon.
All of the mobiles are fabricated in our studio in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Each mobile is hand-balanced and packaged and signed and dated by the artist, Joel Hotchkiss. Most are for interiors only.