Inspired by Emil Nolde’s brilliant flower watercolors, this unique book will delight children by immersing them in the wonders of colors and art through the mobile.
As a form of sculpture, few objects rival mobiles for their versatility and enjoyment. Whether dangled over a child’s crib or artfully hung in a living room, mobiles are one of the most popular forms of home decoration. But they are also an ingenious example of equilibrium and kinetic movement that can mesmerize and inspire. Aimed at children five years and older, this unique book provides the basic materials for making a beautiful and colorful mobile that celebrates flowers’ endless varieties and hues. Paper artist Felicitas Horstchäfer has based her patterns on the art of expressionist artist Emil Nolde, considered to be one of the great watercolorists of the 20th century. Children can color and cut out these shapes, then with the help of an adult, create a unique and delightful mobile of their very own.