Welcome to Suspensions Design - the online portfolio of George Reynolds.
Why Suspensions Design you may ask? I am very interested in art which in some way defies gravity. Many art forms do this: Dance often challenges the dancer to defy gravity just for a moment as they leap through the parabola it inevitably creates. Marbling on paper and fabric seems to defy gravity when paint is suspended on a medium while a design is created, then captured on a substrate. Mobiles appear to defy gravity both by their suspension in space and when set in motion by a wind current. The goal? To set the spirit free to defy the gravitational force of the everyday and just for a moment see the joyous dance.
The Art of the Mobile
Most of the art we look at remains passive as we view it. Looking at an oil painting may change the viewer, but it will not alter the art itself. What intrigues me about mobiles is the opportunity they provide for the viewer to participate directly in their creation and evolution. Not only is the viewer affected by observing these airborne objects, but the objects themselves are noticeably reconfigured by the viewer. This could be a process as subtle as approaching the mobile and stirring air currents that set the piece in motion. It could as direct as reaching out to touch and spin the mobile and to watch the dance that follows.