Carrying on the Calder Style

Ever since 1975, when I first saw Alexander Calder’s mobile commissioned for the new wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., I have loved his work.  Little did I know then that I would end up living in a city whose commitment to public art would be symbolized by a Calder stabile.

Recently, I was contacted by Rick Bissell, an artist from Chardon, Ohio.  Rick works in the Calder style and creates beautiful mobiles and stabiles.  Rick found my photos of Calder’s work in Grand Rapids on my Flickr page and sent me an email  He was kind enough to post one of my photos that I call “Calder Reflections” to his blog. (Here’s the photo)

Let me return the favor by encouraging you to visit Rick’s blog,, and his business page, Rick’s work will filled with the mirth of the Calder style.

Here are some examples of Rick’s work from his site on Flickr: