Monday, November 30, 2015

Inspiration- Alexander Calder Jewelry

It's Monday!  Here's to an inspriational week!
Alexander Calder (August 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) famously known for his mobile art.
Calder's parents did not want him to suffer the life of an artist, so he decided to study mechanical engineering.... Yet in the end Calder decided to move back to New York to pursue a career as an artist.

Seems to be a familiar and common path. ;)

Calder created over 2,000 pieces of jewelry. Many of his designs reveal a fascination with art from Africa and primitive shapes.

Calder's jewelry was mostly made of brass and steel, with bits of ceramic, wood and glass and rarely soldered.  Calder joined strips of metal with loops, bound them with snippets of wire or fashioned rivets.

Interested in seeing more Calder eye candy. Check out this Calder pinterest board.

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