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ANDREW CRONAN

ANDREW CRONAN

Artist Work

Deep Blue
2005
Aluminum, Steel, and Lacquer Paint
Height 17" x Length 14 1/2" x Width 36" Swing Radius-24"
Little Two Planes
2005
Aluminum, Steel, and Lacquer Paint
Height 9" x Width 14" x Length 14" Swing Radius-10"
One Blue Circle
2005
Aluminum, Steel, and Lacquer Paint
Height 4 1/2" x Length 14" x Width 19&" Swing Radius-11"
Luminescent School
2005
Aluminum, Steel, and Lacquer Paint
Height 33" x Length 29" x Width 52" Swing Radius-29"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

The Mobile is a unique blend of engineering and artistry. I believe that a mobile should be more than just a series of repetitive shapes balanced at the end of wires. The structure should be a cohesive composition of form, color, and motion. Each part is essential to the whole, every connection carefully chosen to choreograph the interaction of the various elements: designing by intent instead of necessity. I strive to give each of my sculptures a life of their own, a poetry of motion in space. Sophisticated yet playful, whimsical yet meditative – a tangible expression of infinite possibility. In addition to the obvious influence of the works of Alexander Calder, I also draw my inspiration from the Art of modern masters such as Barbara Hepworth, Isamu Noguchi, Vassily Kandinsky, and Kenneth Snelson. All of my sculptures are handmade, one-of-a-kind, original works constructed from quality materials. They range in size from a few inches to almost ten feet, and all are designed to dance on the slightest of breezes.

Artist Bio

Andrew Cronan is a 36 year old native of the Washington D.C. metro area. He spent the earlier part of his life as a closet art fanatic, building small mobiles to liven up his cubicle. For the last six years he has been seriously studying and producing mobiles and other metal sculptures. Recently he has begun to accept commissions and work as an artist full time. Andrew’s current series has been spawned by a single request for a fish-shaped mobile. Each one of his brilliant creatures is unique in shape, color, and markings. But best of all, he managed to mimic the movement of real fish! You can never be sure what you will find when you log onto: www.cronancreations.com Watch for upcoming projects involving light, sound, and unexpected objects. You can also keep up to date on his latest works if you join his mailing list through his website.