Alexander Calder is a sculptor, rendering works in 3-D. I'd love to be able to do a light and airy mobile like this, but I have trouble making a mobile from Origami cranes. His mobiles also move and the parts interact. It's complex to work out but a simple joy to watch.
something about Calder- incorporating the balance- simplicity and elegance of his pieces- either the mobile or some of the simple wire sculptures- the mobiles could have hollow spots for jewelry to hang etc... also very ny centric.