Andrew Jaquith Cronan
Andrew Cronan is a 42 year old native of the Washington D.C. metro area. For 11 years he worked in an office as an Engineering Technician for a telecommunications company. He spent this part of his life as a closet art fanatic, building small mobiles to liven up his cubicle. After the Tech bubble burst, (and some dedicated nagging by his wife) he decided to turn his passion for his hobby into a career. For the last 12 years he has been seriously studying and producing mobiles and other metal sculptures. He happily accepts commissions and works as an artist full time.Artist's 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 over ten feet, and all are designed to dance on the slightest of breezes.