Translucent Kinetic Suspended Sculpture
The suspended art installations use individual elements, structured and balanced to hang from varying heights and widths, where they naturally move with the interior air currents of the building. The tapestry of the work is a beautiful nylon fabric. The fabric enhances an empty space with gentle movement and color.
Mettje Swift designs suspended art. The translucent colors animate any space and humanize our experience of architecture. Our Suspended Art Installations, use the translucent, jewel-toned fabric tapestry in structured shapes, formed to catch the light and air currents.
Suspended Art Installations
Our Suspended Art Installations use the translucent, jewel-toned fabric tapestry in structured panels which catch the light and air currents. Suspended installations serve to absorb sound as well as add color and motion to the human environment. READ MORE ...
Commissioned for the Holloman Air Force Base in Alamagordo, New Mexico for a their new health facility.
The imagery was inspired by the vibrant colors of New Mexican sunsets. The flow of colors and gentle movement of the continuum of 28 panels down 80 feet of a long corridor adds a feeling of vibrancy and animates the space.
The fabric is light translucent nylon swathed on stainless steel tubing, welded armature. The angles and balance are created by small cable bridled from 3 attachment points.
Suspended Mobile Art Installations
Schools, Universities and Health Centers commission Mettje to create a suspended fabric art mobile installations, usually in atriums. “Seasons” comes up in Mettje’s work often and is adds a colorful, light and airy atmosphere. READ MORE ...
The goal was to animate the space. The color and motion of the pieces as they move within the natural air currents of the building create.
From morning to evening and into the night when even moonlight can change the colors, a unique atmosphere is created by the fabric shapes.
There are four individual translucent hanging mobiles, one per season, balanced in the atrium of a new school. Each ‘cluster’ depicts in color and theme the four seasons of the Rocky Mountains.
Translucent Interior Atrium Art
Atriums in hallway, entryway, conservatory, exhibit halls, an office building, daycare, and school facilities, hospitals and corporate offices, maybe even your own home, offer the perfect location for our suspended atrium art. READ MORE ...
“Warblers in Flight” Cerulean Warblers represent, Wheeling University in Wheeling, West Virginia. This balanced mobile sculpture measures 28′ vertically and 11′ horizontally and is suspended in a large atrium of the student center.
“Transformation” Terrebonne General Medical Center, Houma, Louisiana
This large scale mobile is balanced to suspend from one point at the ceiling. The design represents the goals of the hospital. The sewn surface design of leaves and monarch butterflies represents transformation, renewal, healing, and regeneration.
“Crescents” is an installation of three suspended mobiles in an entryway to a corporate building in Cincinnati, Ohio
Mettje Swift designs aerial works of art that are made with stainless steel armature and covered in a tapestry of translucent nylon fabric. With natural or artificial light, the fabric lights up like stained glass.
The gentle movement of the suspended art creates shadows within the translucent tapestry of the sculpture, adding depth and texture.
Summer Skies” suspends in a large atrium in Parker, Colorado.
Our Suspended Art Installations, use the translucent, jewel-toned fabric panels to catch the light and air currents. For the Indianapolis Zoo, the mobile banners inside the Conservatory, intend to attract attention, make visitors feel more welcome and mimic the colors of butterflies.
“I think of my work as jewelry for architectural spaces.” —Mettje Swift
Suspended, sculptural mobile installations have movement, changing hues and kaleidoscopic effects, so the translucent art work has moods according to the lighting of the day or night. The kite like appearance of the sculptures bring focus on balanced and kinetic suspended works.
I suspend, drape, structure and form the elements to fit the architecture. Structures and armatures show off the stained glass effect of the fabric by catching the lighting angles in all sites, in spaces both interior and exterior. The translucent fabric, a lovely 200 denier nylon, gathers the light and shines. My design seeks the elegant line, the graceful line that turns it into fabric architectural art. Natural and artificial light brings out the jewel tones of the fabric. The installations are creatively adapted to the location.
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Please call anytime or click the button below and fill out the contact form. Mettje will give you a call back. Banner Art Studio will fabricate a new design just for you. The final work will highlight your organizational objectives and enhance the building’s architectural style.