**New Listing June 7th 2021.
SAND CASTLES Driftwood Breeze Mobile
Naturally blonde wood, pastel and neutral-coloured Amazonite beads, combined with a very warm May day while creating, brought sea and “SAND CASTLES” to mind.
Ottawa River Driftwood, meticulously cleaned and lightly sanded. Intentionally left natural, without clear-coat.
Ten copper critters, 8 dragonflies and 2 butterflies surround a single live tillandsia – air plant. “Tilly” is its name.
Tilly is enveloped by a protective limb. She is gently wired to enable weekly removal for overnight soakings.
My first breeze mobile to incorporate butterflies!
Delicate aqua-patinated wings. Patina created from home recipe of my copper scraps, white vinegar and pink salt, along with a fair deal of patience. Automotive clear-coat applied to the dried wings for stability of crystals formed during the evaporation process.
Pastel semi-precious Amazonite beads (10mm and 6mm) ensure the balance of 4 circulating arms and all copper “Fancifulls.”
Recommended for indoor display with indirect sunlight to keep “Tilly” happy. Patina finish not recommended for outdoors, at least not in rainy weather.
Watering and care instructions supplied for those new to air plants.
Videos of my mobiles can be seen on my Instagram feed as well as my Facebook Business Page. Unfortunately the bandwidth required to have quality videos on my website is limited. Working on that.
84 cm (33 inches) diameter X 97 cm (38 inches) drop from top arm. Requires 50 cm – 20 inches – minimum wall clearance.
SAND CASTLES is the largest breeze mobile made to date. It will require a prominent foyer or vaulted ceiling location. With ceilings of 9ft or greater. Conversely, set lower in it’s own space, it is fun to watch from above; mesmerizing in fact. Preferrably with a loft look-out to view the patina wings.
Due to Customs restrictions on live vegetation, SAND CASTLES in available for purchase in Canada only.
Curbside Pickup recommended. However, free ground shipping is offered within Canada. I will find a box!