Summertime Dandylion Mobile
The Fair Oaks Public library periodically calls upon local artists to provide works of art for seasonal theme displays for library patrons to enjoy while providing space for artists to show off our skills.
Mobiles are a kinetic art form where movement is a major part of the design. Mobiles consist of rods from which string is attached to balance various colorful decorations to dangle and rotate with air movement.
Mobiles are popular in baby nurseries to provide infants with entertaining, colorful visual stimulation.
The current theme for July-August 2016, is Summertime Dandy lion Festival. The challenge is to create dandy lion theme hanging mobiles, a first for this artist.
I'd never attempted to illustrate a dandy lion much less a mobile before. This mobile was a bit like hanging wallpaper from the ground up, at first, but once I got the big-top sunflower pod aligned and balanced, all the remaining pieces fell into place easily.