Merlin – foundation plant-mobile with aluminium disc frame

I like the quiet, elegant simplicity of this vessel held in an aluminium frame.  With it’s rounded base, the vessel is designed to be suspended.  The aluminium frame has a scratch-brushed and waxed finish.  A stainless steel suspension handle is attached to the frame.  This is placed on the hook of the 1 metre fine stainless steel wirerope.

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The inner diametre of the vessel is 7.5 cm and the length is 11.5 cm.  The aluminium frame has been made using aluminium remaining from my time spent as a jewellery-designer maker through the 1990s.  I used aluminium to make the tools to form the nylon jewellery.

The vessel rests in the frame and can be lifted out to enable planting.   The planted weight is approximately 250g. The planted vessel, in the image, is my own with a succulent called, crassula lanuginosa.

A fine stainless steel wirerope with a hook at each end is included.  This is attached to the suspension handle and will hang from a ceiling hook.  It can also be hung from a curtain pole.  If you are hanging from a curtain pole, please use the contact form to let me know, I will include a larger hook for this, instead of a smaller size.  I make these from the offcuts of the stainless steel branches of the mobile sculptures.

An oak wall-mount can be used to display this vessel as shown in one of the photographs.  The oak wall-mount has a curved stainless steel rod with a 50 cm wirerope.   Here is a link to the oak wall-mount page

This can be the foundation vessel and other vessels with different frames can be joined to this to create a kinetic mobile sculpture with plants as shown on in the gallery LINK.  I will add options for this to the shop, for now there is a photograph of a nylon frame, vessel and stainless steel branch to indicate what I will make available.

The stories of the materials I am using can be found