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blowing leaves copper mobiles

by Jay Jones $80.00
Handmade

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Windblown Art

Create a peaceful respite indoors or out with this Calder-inspired copper mobile by artist Jay Jones. Inspired by the tree-lined streets of Greensboro, North Carolina, Jones used real Ginkgo-leaves as a cast for his mobile. Each copper leaf is hand-pounded and torched at the edges to bring out the metal's natural reds, oranges, and lavenders. The leaves are hung delicately to spin at the slightest hint of breeze, and the polished copper finish bounces light around the room. Handmade in North Carolina.

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Handmade
Item ID
25137
Made from
Copper, copper coated steel
Measurements
Mobile: 18" L x 26" W; Hanging Hardware: 36" L
Notes
Care: wipe clean with a damp cloth. Hanging wire included.
  • the maker

Jay Jones

Learning by observing, Jay Jones is not a formally trained artist. When it comes to his designs, he credits a mechanical aptitude and artistic sense. Though he's been a designer and builder for more than thirty five years and has created thousands of works, he only now feels that he's beginning to understand his chosen mediums and is always eager to learn more.

His work is in private collections around the world and was selected to be auctioned in New York at Christie's to benefit the National Design Museum.

"I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with some amazing artists in New York such as Robert Rauschenberg as well as others. You never know where inspiration will come from, so I'll keep observing and creating." collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (30)
  • Visible at A distance (19)
  • Easy to secure (18)
  • Weather proof (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Porch (9)
  • Back yard (7)
  • Garden (7)
  • Front yard (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (20), Budget shopper (7), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16), No (13)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (11), Other (6), Wife (4), Mother (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (11), Other (8), Birthday (4)

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4.0

Just beautiful!

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from Treasure Island, FL

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Striking Piece Of Art

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES:

      My blowing leaves are hung inside, in a breezy corner overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. I love the shiny copper finish with just hints of color. They move either with the gulf winds (when the sliders are open) or the A/C, creating a peaceful and lovely scene.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self

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      5.0

      Very Nice!

      By 

      from Clarksburg, MD

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Secure
      • Visible At A Distance

      Cons

      • Box Lists Item Name

      Best Uses

        Comments about BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES:

        It is very nice and is perfect for the location we had planned for it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Mother’s Day

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        5.0

        Unique and beautiful!

        By 

        from Somerville, MA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Secure
        • Visible At A Distance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES:

            This really livened up my home office. It moves gently when the thermostat fan blows or the window is open. It's inside so it's still shiny.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Nice

            By 

            from Easton, PA

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure
            • Visible At A Distance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES:

                There was no mentioned of whether there was some coating on the mobile to protect it from tarnishing from fingerprints or moisture and weather. As a result, I had to coat it with something and that weighs it down so it is not as mobile. the slightest breeze does not cause it to move. ALSO description is bad about how low this hangs. It includes a very thin wire to hang it from, probably about 4 or 5 feet of it. PLEASE UPDATE DESCRIPTION OF COATING AND LENGTH

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Anniversary

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                4.0

                Gorgeous craftmanship

                By 

                from florence, sc

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Visible At A Distance

                Cons

                • My House Has Low Ceilings
                • Too Big For My Small Hous

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES:

                  perhaps this would be nice outside - I bet it would be but I had intended it to be inside as I love gingko leaves so much.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful

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                  from Roscommon, michigan

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • Visible At A Distance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES:

                      Beautiful product

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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                      5.0

                      Serenity Now!

                      By 

                      from Cincinnati

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Secure
                      • Visible At A Distance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bedroom

                        Comments about BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES:

                        When my husband was killed by a drunk driver we dedicated a ginkgo tree in his memory. As soon as I saw this ginkgo mobile, I knew it would be a lovely reminder of not only his memorial tree, but also the frailty of life and the healing power of nature. I hung it in a light corner of my bedroom and am comforted by it's free-form reflective movement.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other

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                        5.0

                        Beautiful!

                        By 

                        from Anchorage, AK

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Secure
                        • Visible At A Distance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES:

                            It is absolutely beautiful! It is hanging in my living room, and picks up all the colors of the painting behind it. Looks exactly like the photo.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Self

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Love our mobile

                            By 

                            from Grandville, MI

                            About Me Budget Shopper

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                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy To Secure
                            • Visible At A Distance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoor Stairway

                              Comments about BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES:

                              We have our lovely copper ginkgo mobile hanging in our stairwell. It's visible from upstairs, overlooking the railing, and while walking up or down the stairs. I'm anxious to see it moving in the breeze once warm weather comes again and the windows are open.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Husband
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                              5.0

                              Beautiful Mobile

                              By 

                              from Ashland, VA

                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Visible At A Distance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about BLOWING LEAVES COPPER MOBILES:

                                  Beautiful copper mobile

                                  Service and delivery comments:

                                  Great price on overnight shipping - cheaper than most companies charge for standard shiping!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Wife
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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