Large Mobile from Faceted Walnut Wood Blocks and Brass For Sale
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Large Mobile from Faceted Walnut Wood Blocks and Brass

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Large mobiles are made from solid walnut blocks which are hand-sculpted and slowly polished using vegetable soot ink until a hardened black surface approaches chatoyancy over the wood’s grain. Four or more blocks are then arranged, silver soldered and balanced to combine perfectly with a brass rod and chain structure. Because there is no template for each block and because of the precision required in balancing, each mobile is different from the next. Custom dimensions are available.

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  • Materials and Techniques
    BlackenedWalnut,BurnishedBrass
  • Condition
    New
  • Condition Details
    Dimensions vary by mobile. If requiring a mobile of specific dimensions, please be in touch.
  • Dimensions
    H 48 in. x W 6 in. x D 30 in.H 121.92 cm x W 15.24 cm x D 76.2 cm
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    LU223635514763
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About The Maker

Blanche Jelly

Blanche Jelly

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Blanche Jelly was a gentle, sweet-natured, motherly, silver-haired woman. She kept her home scrupulously neat and clean and it smelt of good cooking, but her great granddaughter, who founded the practice, never met her. Blanche is from the nearest distant past; she is just out of reach - one generation beyond. The flavor of that kind of missing is thick; the strangeness of moments and people - familiar but unavailable. Founded in 2014, Studio Blanche Jelly produces furniture, hardware, and lighting as a meditation on that out-of-graspness; the slightly strange, quiet, solitary presence of forms and light found in the space of memory. Pieces are sculpted from plaster and gypsum, sometimes brass or bronze; cast and carved slowly by hand, each piece is created in the studio to bear the distinct marks of its sculpting by hand, whether in unrepeatable textural markings or variations in form.

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1stdibs seller since 2016
Located in Portland, OR
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