Joanne Kendall popped into our lives out of the blue with her incredible mobiles and we are SO EXCITED that she will be at Heartmade this spring! We’ve never had a creative like Joanne and as Tracy likes to say when she’s sizing up artists, “I don’t have one of you yet!” 😁 She shares her Favorite Piece below and it is definitely a favorite of ours as well! Don’t miss her on May 4th!
“Flight Path” hanging mobile 29 in high by 26 in wide recycled metal tin, steel wire
As an artist, I like to challenge myself to make pieces that force me to grow and look at my work in a new light. Sometimes I do that by using a new material, and sometimes I try a completely new form. This piece it the result of that process, and it is one of my favorites. I don’t usually create pieces that have a linear form; my typical mobile is more of a ball or box shape.
Each of the butterfly wings is hand-sawn, painted on the reverse, and completed with a hand-made wire body. The method I use to attach the butterflies to each arm allows them to swing independently from the arm. Each arm is balanced by hand to create a mobile that moves easily with air currents or a gentle push.
I use a wide range of materials, often recycled/repurposed from items that would have otherwise been discarded. This piece is made from metal tins. I am really excited to join the Heartmade Market family of artists and bring my mobiles out to play!