Duet, 2017, Aluminum, Wire, Fishing Line, and Paint, 31 x 34 inches.
Philip C. Hart was a Philosophy major at Haverford College and later studied Architecture at the Boston Architectural College. He worked for firms in Boston before moving to Maine in 1986. In Maine, his focus was on designing public schools until he retired in 2010. Since that time, he has engaged in a process of discovery through the medium of mobiles.
His work is based in an exploration of pattern recognition, which is fundamental to language, intelligence, and memory. The composition of his mobiles is based on form, order, and balance. He is concerned with the fragility, malleability, and resilience of consciousness. In the vocabulary of this work, motion is as much a subject of it as is its composition.His mobiles are constructed with simple materials: wire, sheet metal, and fishing line. Philip C. Hart lives with his wife Susan in Philadelphia, PA.