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Blowing Leaves Copper Mobiles

Jay Jones' arboreal copper mobiles were inspired by the tree-lined streets of Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Jay Jones


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Jay Jones

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Create a peaceful respite indoors or out with this Calder-inspired copper mobile by artist Jay Jones. Inspired by the tree-lined streets of his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina, Jones casts real ginkgo and maple leaves to create his elegant copper mobiles. He hammers each leaf by hand and torches the edges to bring out subtle hues of amber, gold, saffron, and lavender. He suspends the finished leaves on slender steel arms that twirl gracefully with the slightest breeze. As the mobile turns, the autumnal leaves flutter just so, catching the sun's rays at various angles and casting glimmers around it. Handmade in North Carolina.

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."


Made in the USA

Made from
Copper, copper coated steel
24" L x 24" W
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Hanging wire included.
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