Welcome to ArtReach Project #8
The Mobiles for Madonna Project
Rehabilitation Hospital in
The goal is to make mobiles for the pediatric patients in the Alexis Verzal Unit at Madonna Rehab. The mobile is a decorative and whimsical piece of art that hangs from a single point, suspended by wire and string, and made up of shapes from various materials. The mobile's parts revolve independently with the slightest change of air flow in a room. The visual impact comes from the way the pieces move and shift as they hang and spin, all perfectly balanced while breathing life into the quietest of places. Watching its calm movements brings serenity, thoughtfulness and creativity where invisible air currents bring infinite variations of each shape through space and light. Our hope is that the creativity that goes into each piece serves to stimulate the mind and tickle the imagination of each person who sees it.Impact:
Almost 150 makers created 30 mobiles to be given to the pediatric patients and their families at Madonna Rehab Hospital. The mobiles range from petite and playful to big and bold and engage viewers of all ages with their whimsical ways of floating, spinning, twisting, and dodging while suspended in the air currents of the room. The supplies were simple; paper, yarns, fabrics, coffee filters, ribbons, sticks, hula hoops, etc, which only adds to the dramatic impact of how easy it is to make something out of what you might have on hand.