Using black wire to mimic lines drawn on paper, Oswalt approached this mobile as an animated drawing. She made use of materials that are neither truly natural nor truly synthetic—powder coated plastics, ceramic and shapes hand-fashioned from beeswax. Besides suspended balance, movement, and its spatial qualities, the mobile’s quiet presentation is important; the way the objects hang in space with elegance and purpose, when it stands still.
For the artist, to interact and to live with an object during the creation process and upon completion is the necessity of art and its relationship with man and nature, allowing both object and man to find balance.
Image rights: Fran Parente
Los Angeles, United States