Skylark – plant-mobile kinetic sculpture

The Skylark has three vessels connected by curving stainless steel branches, which move freely.  Each one has a rounded base, as they are designed to be suspended.  One is held in an aluminium band frame with a hammered texture and copper rivets, this has a scratch-brushed and waxed finish.  Another is held in a frame made from four CDs, this has a brushed-matt silver finish.  The third vessel is also a CDs frame, this one has a shiny-silver finish.  Each has a stainless steel suspension handle attached to its frame which hangs from a stainless steel branch.

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The vessels can easily be lifted out of the frames for planting as they are held in the fitted frames with no attachments.  The inner diametre of the aluminium-framed vessel is 10 cm and the length is 11 cm.  The inner diametres of the other two vessels are 7.5 cm and the length is 11.5 cm.  The planted weight of the Skylark kinetic sculpture is 1.05kg.

The distance between the top of the loop of the uppermost stainless steel branch and the hook on lowest stainless steel branch is 35 cm.  The widest dimension is 64 cm.  A 1 metre fine stainless steel wirerope is attached to the top loop to hang from a ceiling hook.  If you require a different length, please use the contact form to let me know.

An oak wall-mount can be used to display the Skylark as shown in one of the photographs.  The oak wall-mount has a curved stainless steel rod.   The oak wall-mount can be purchased from this page,

All materials (with the exception of the stainless steel) are recycled and upcycled, whilst I take great care in making, there may be fine marks in the materials (they've had a previous life), however these in no way detract from the elegance of the forms.   The aluminium frame has been finished with microcrystalline wax to inhibit tarnish and watermarks.

The story of the materials can be found

The planted vessels, in the main image, are my own.  The succulent in the aluminium frame is called, Sedum Morganianum Burrito (Donkey's Tail).  The larger succulent in one of the CDs frame is called, crassula lanuginosa.  The smaller succulent cuttings in the other CDs frame are called, crassula marginata variegata.  Here is a link to other plant suggestions,