Hi my name is Julie Frith, I am a northern California artist. I create
modern kinetic art sculptures, in the style of Alexander Calder. I have
a great website that I made and maintain. I sell mobiles and stabiles that I make with my husband Brian Ladd; For
more information: www.frithmobiles.com.
All of my creations are made by hand, no mass production, custom
designed made to order. I love modern design, architecture, clean
lines, bright color splashes, and mid century homes. Grew up in the
60's/70's surrounded in constant art of my parents. Learned many art
skills and knowledge of modern design and technology. Impressed by the
mobiles of Calder in museums around the world, it influenced my art love forever.
Are you a modernist? I AM! I love mid century modern homes ... like Eichlers, modern furniture, Knoll, Saarinen, Rohe, Miller, and Eames styles. I love the crazy architecture of style of Frank Gehry, the art of Alexander Calder, Miro and Kandinsky. So I designed a mobile titled "Modernist" to express my love and desire of the modernism movement and lifestyle. For more information on this mobile: Go Here
The perfect mobile? Maybe. It has beautiful shaped petals, holes making for interesting designed shadows, it moves gently with the softest of air currents. And babies love it! One client said she got the typical stuffed baby mobile that hooked to the crib, with a windup music for her baby. She also hung this Mobius mobile in the corner of the room so that the baby could see it too. She found out her child after 6 months dropped interest in the stuffed, and still loved looking at the Mobius mobile. She would blow at it, and it made him laugh with amazement and he would smile. Even now as an adult, a mobile would be fun to look at. As this child grows up, his mobile will too... right along with him. He can even take his mobile with him to college, as it will remind him he is loved, and his mobile will make him laugh and smile. For more sizes and info on this mobile: Go Here.
Animo (an-ni-'Moe) stabile by Julie Frith. Comes in one size 23"W x 15"H to sit perfectly balance on your Noguchi coffee table. This stabile can be custom colored with any of my 21 plastic color choices. I titled it because I thought it looked like an animal, with it's head and tail. And softly tap the head on the side or up and down, the tail wags!
Lustron (Lus-s'troawn) mobile by Julie Frith. Comes in SO MANY sizes from small 23"W x 13"H to as big as 10' Large! This mobile can be custom colored with any of my 21 plastic color choices. This is also a very good choice for a babies mobile. The vertical petals pick up any air movement making the mobile turn arm by arm and never stops. A slow and gentle movement to put any baby to sleep. I've had a client say they turned OFF their TV to watch their Lustron instead. HA! : ) To custom colorize it online go here: For more mobiles go to: Mobiles by Julie Frith
Eliptusmobius ('Eee lip-tus mo bee us) mobile by Julie Frith. Comes in two sizes small 19"W x 12"H and 31"Wx21"H. This mobile can be custom colored with any of my 21 plastic color choices. The horizontal flat petals are good for a babies view of the mobile. The vertical petals pick up any air movement making the mobile turn arm by arm. A true delight!