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Alexander Calder Quotes: A mobile is an abstract sculpture made chiefly out of sheet metal, steel rods, wire and wood. Some or all of these elements move, propelled by electric motors, wind, water or by hand.
         

A mobile is an abstract sculpture made chiefly out of sheet metal, steel rods, wire and wood. Some or all of these elements move, propelled by electric motors, wind, water or by hand.


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If you can imagine a thing, conjure it up in space then you can make it... The universe is real but you can't see it. You have to imagine it. Then you can be realistic about reproducing it.

If you can imagine a thing, conjure it up in space then you can make it... The universe is real but you can't see it. You have to imagine it. Then you can be realistic about reproducing it.



To most people who look at a mobile, it's no more than a series of flat objects that move. To a few, though, it may be poetry.

To most people who look at a mobile, it's no more than a series of flat objects that move. To a few, though, it may be poetry.



Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.

Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.



When everything goes right a mobile is a piece of poetry that dances with the joy of life and surprise!

When everything goes right a mobile is a piece of poetry that dances with the joy of life and surprise!



Above all, art should be fun.

Above all, art should be fun.



To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.

To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect.



The universe is real, but you can't see it. You have to imagine it.

The universe is real, but you can't see it. You have to imagine it.



My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six.

My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six.



About my method of work: first it’s the state of mind—Elation (joy).

About my method of work: first it’s the state of mind—Elation (joy).



My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses and movement.

My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses and movement.





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