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.
Mobiles and their beginnings. Where did it all start? Hanging, dangling pieces of metal, wood and plastic? Mobiles have been around since the early 1900's when Russian Constructivist Alexander Rodchenko appropriated the idea of the hanging mobile. From this idea, Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was the first to develop the mobile as a three-dimensional kinetic art form. In 1932 Marcel Duchamp gave the name "mobiles" to Alexander Calder 's new art forms. Calder also made static, sculptural constructions called "stabiles", this term was titled by Jean Arp.
In order to spread cool ideas around, someone has to start with saying "That is a great idea!". Well, here is a great idea. To all interior designers, when making plans to renovate, update or improve a client's home or business, think of adding a mobile to the upper skylights, in an empty corner, above a stairwell, or out in a garden a large stabile. See more ideas here!
Mobiles are great for a spice of something retro. They are fun and colorful, adding movement to a large open space. Petals turn from the natural light that heats the room. A definite necessity to a baby's nursery room. If you are designing a modern bright colored entertainment room, add a mobile!
Big or small, Mobiles by Julie Frith can custom color, size and design a mobile or stabile that will please you and your client.