MarkLearyMobiles

Modern Hanging Art Mobiles + Stabiles Handmade For You

Portland, Oregon 410 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (136)

MarkLearyMobiles

Modern Hanging Art Mobiles + Stabiles Handmade For You

Portland, Oregon | 410 Sales

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Mark Leary

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Mark Leary

Announcement    HAPPY FALL! Please feel free to reach out with any questions. All mobiles can be painted in any color(s) you want. Free USPS Priority Mail shipping on all US orders.

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Last updated on Oct 9, 2019

HAPPY FALL! Please feel free to reach out with any questions. All mobiles can be painted in any color(s) you want. Free USPS Priority Mail shipping on all US orders.

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About MarkLearyMobiles

Sales 410
On Etsy since 2008

Welcome + Hello

I *love* that you are on the hunt for a modern mobile. It means you are as passionate as I am about art that moves - which puts you in a very select group of art enthusiasts!

Affordable Art Mobiles
Hi, I'm Mark and long ago I made it my mission to create affordable museum-quality mobiles and stabiles for art lovers like you; one-of-a-kind original mobiles that pay homage to the masters, but are decidedly unique and timeless. I believe that fine art does not need to cost a fortune and I do my best to offer mobiles for every level of collector.

Every Mobile Is Handmade From Scratch
Each of my mobiles is handmade - crafted from sheets of raw metal that I hand cut, shape, sand, prime, paint, and turn into the designs you see here. It's important to me that you enjoy your mobile for years to come, so I'm committed to the details. Learn more about the 13 labor-intensive steps I take to make your mobile: http://www.marklearydesigns.com/2013/02/lover.html

One-of-a-Kind Mobiles, Custom Made To Order
Unlike other larger makers, there are no templates, no pre-cut shapes, no mass production, and - despite the rumors - no team of elves. Just look at my hands and you'll know I'm speaking the truth. It's just me in the shop with Buddy the Cat enjoying good tunes while creating fun and fine art for you. In other words, when you order a mobile from me, there is - literally - no other one exactly like it anywhere in the world.

Mobiles For Any Location, Every Occasion
Whether you're looking for a baby mobile for your nursery, the perfect accent piece for your home or office, or a special gift for that discerning art collector, I hope you'll find what you're looking for here in my shop. If you don't, please feel free to message me - I love to collaborate on one-of-a-kind custom mobile art designs with creative souls like you.

Durable Mobiles Designed To Last Lifetimes
All of my mobiles are made with 100% metal (rather than foam or plastics), galvanized wire, and multiple layers of durable premium all-weather primers and paints. This means your new mobile can spin indoors or out and will last for years to come.

Mobiles for Set Decorators, Museum Stores, Interior Designers, Galleries, and Collectors
I'm honored to create mobiles for a full range of collectors, from set decorators and set designers in film and TV (including Netflix Originals), museum art store buyers and museum retail operations managers, art gallery curators and art gallery buyers, interior designers and interior design agencies, and - hopefully - you.

Mobiles For Charity
I feel extraordinarily lucky and blessed to be able to create and share my art. As a small way to give back, I donate 25% of my profits from all the mobiles in the "Mobiles for Charity" section of my shop to local Portland-based non-profits. Psst! I often put my newest mobiles in this section, so it's a great place to find my latest designs before anyone else.

Want To Learn How To Make A Mobile?
If you're interested in learning how to make mobiles, watch my latest How-To videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWB7_qAI1BFiYqmbC9wF3g

If you're in the Portland, OR, area, message me for an in-person mobile-making tutorial or just to share some tea or kombucha in my little backyard studio.

See More
Follow me on Instagram. Daily updates. Latest designs:
https://www.instagram.com/marklearydesigns

Go deeper. Get the story behind the designs:
https://www.marklearydesigns.com

Check out what's happening on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/marklearydesigns

Thanks for visiting!

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  • Mark Leary

    Owner, Mobilist

    I say: “Keep it simple. Keep it real.” I hope in some small, yet wonderful way my mobiles will help you remember to do the same. Oh, and don't forget: it's okay to laugh, too. Cheers!

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Last updated on Sep 5, 2019
Frequently asked questions
I have an idea for a mobile. Do you do CUSTOM orders?

Yes, I absolutely love working with you on your custom hanging mobile. It's a real pleasure to collaborate with mobile lovers to create the perfect hanging art sculpture for you.

Even if you just have a rough idea for your mobile, please feel free to message me and let's discuss how a custom mobile can come together. The discovery process is always rewarding and a neat way to have you be a part of the final mobile.

Where can I see more of your work?

Follow me on Instagram. Daily updates. Latest designs:
https://www.instagram.com/marklearydesigns

Go deeper. Get the story behind the designs:
https://www.marklearydesigns.com

Do you ship internationally?

Yes! Si! Oui! Hai! Ja! Joo! I love shipping my mobiles around the world. You can find them spinning with modern mobile collectors from Spain to Germany, France to Finland, Mexico to the UK, and Japan, China, Canada and beyond.

Please be aware that customers outside the U.S. may have to pay customs, VAT, handling fees, and/or duties. These fees are set by your government and are the responsibility of the buyer at the time of delivery. For more information, please contact your local customs office or postal service.

Do you take WHOLESALE orders?

I do offer wholesale opportunities for galleries, museum stores, design outlets and more to carry my modern hanging mobiles.

If you are interested in my wholesale rates, please contact me to discuss your needs.

What are your mobiles MADE from?

All my mobiles are made from metal.

The arms are made from stainless steel wire of various gauges depending on the size of the mobile.

The blades of my hanging mobiles are made from galvanized sheet metal that has been sanded, primed, and painted with Belton Molotow Premium paints.

The o-rings that join the arms of each mobile are handmade from stainless steel wire as well.

Read my post on the 13 steps of every mobile here: http://www.marklearydesigns.com/2013/02/lover.html

Can I change the COLOR on a mobile?

Yes, absolutely! The paint I use on my modern mobiles comes in 251+ colors. Yep, you read that correctly!

Since I custom make all my orders, you can choose any color for any design. If I have the color in stock, there's no extra charge. If I do not, there's a small additional cost (usually around $5). Message me for more details.

Are your mobiles SAFE to hang in my nursery?

Great question! My mobiles are made from metal and paint - neither of which are fun to digest.

In other words, they are not intended to be hung anywhere that baby can access them with anything other than their eyes. Please keep mobiles hung safely out of hand, mouth, and body reach.

Can I hang a mobile OUTSIDE?

Yes! All my painted mobiles are painted with Belton Molotow Premium paints. Originally developed for graffiti artists, these paints are extremely durable and they hold up well under most weather conditions and keep their vibrancy.

Plus, because the arms of my mobiles are made with stainless steel wire, they are rust resistant, too.

If you have questions about your specific environment or the location you're considering hanging a mobile outdoors, please feel free to message me and we can discuss.

I need a mobile fast. How quickly do you SHIP?

I ship all my domestic (US) hanging mobile orders via USPS Priority Mail. The average shipping time is between 2-3 days depending on your location and distance from Portland, OR.

Internationally, I ship via USPS International First Class. Shipping time varies by region.

I handmake your mobile from scratch when I receive your order. Typically, I can have your mobile made, painted, assembled, packed and ready to ship in 3-5 days.

If you need your mobile sooner, please message me to discuss options BEFORE you order.

Is there any ASSEMBLY required?

Your mobile will arrived 100% assembled and ready to hang.

In addition to hanging instructions, I include an already-secured clear hanging filament (similar to fishing line) and a screw eye hook that allows you to quickly attach your mobile to most ceiling types.

Of course, if you have any questions about hanging your mobile once it's arrived, shoot me a message.