Jon Koenigsberg

Kinetic Mobile Sculptures

“As an artist, I have created paintings, drawings and most recently, mobiles. When I make kinetic mobile sculptures, I push the elements to the point where it is most unstable and most dynamic…almost to the point of failure.

Only when the elements have reached their most unstable point does the artwork take on a sense of wonder – a sense of effortless suspension in space.

Working with copper to create a mobile, I know that the laws of physics are absolute. The wire can support only so much, yet a mobile can give the illusion that perhaps these laws can be broken or stretched.

The beginning of creating a mobile is the visualization of the individual pieces and the movement that comes from the sum of these parts. I consider a piece to be finished when it elegantly balances itself against gravity while conveying movement, both implied and real.

When people see my work, I invite them to touch them, to make them move. One of the greatest delights is watching people as they become filled with a sense of wonder when the mobiles move.”

Mobile Options

These sturdy kinetic mobile sculptures can be hung outdoors. The green patina on the copper mobiles will only increase in intensity with time. Gentle breezes will make them come alive.

If hung indoors, the natural convective currents will subtly move the mobile.

We invite you to come into the gallery to experience the mobiles in person. The movement and balance of these creative pieces will leave you with wonder. Different shapes are available, such as aspen leaves, stars, and circles. If you don’t have more room on your walls for art, then consider a kinetic mobile sculpture. The shadows are also part of the visual enjoyment of these mobiles.

These sculptures are $200 each.

Jon Koenigsberg is an architect and lives in Pine, Colorado.