This category includes mobiles that we make 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 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.
We have included in this category some mobiles that are comprised of both painted metal vanes in various forms combined with 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.
The mobiles in this category are designed for interiors only.