Artist Reimagines Calder’s Famous Sculptures As Food Mobiles

Carl Kleiner

Alexander Calder was a 20th century American sculptor who’s best known for first constructing mobiles — structures that have suspended objects balanced from wire or other material. Nowadays, Swedish artist Carl Kleiner has taken inspiration from Calder in his latest project — food mobiles.

The modern artist is well-known for photographing everyday objects in offbeat settings, and unsurprisingly, he’s also given these kinetic designs a quirky twist. Using wire as the base structure, Kleiner suspended a variety of eats in careful patterns — from eggs to marshmallows — to produce beautiful designs undoubtedly reminiscent of the late sculptor’s. What’s even more interesting are the shadows created when a spotlight is put on them.

See more of Kleiner’s mobiles below:

H/T Junk Culture + PicThx Carl Kleiner



Cameron is a Philadelphia native who is borderline obsessed with chocolate, coffee and sushi. She writes for TheFW and The Daily Meal, and making a mean chocolate chip cookie is her specialty. She also tries pizza everywhere she travels in hopes someday she'll become one of those cool pizza snobs.



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