About the Artist
Woodstock Mobiles are designed and created by Ursula Perry, a self-taught artist. Ursula began creating kinetic sculptures in 1987 and taught the craft to her sons, Cameron and Gabriel. Their work can be seen at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Smithsonian and many museums, galleries and juried art show throughout the United States.
When Ursula was four years old, she attended a Calder exhibit with a school group and refused to leave the exhibit. She made her first mobile at the age of 5. Coming from a poor family, Ursula started working at the age of 7, at various art studios in Woodstock, NY. She was a avid sports player and simply could not stay still, obsessed with movement and balance.
Through grade school, high school and college, she worked multiple jobs and was financially independent. She put herself through college and began her philanthropy by developing and participating in dance marathons for Multiple Sclerosis. Upon graduating college, she began working with an artist from Woodstock where she developed business and marketing strategies that were extremely successful. She won numerous awards and was the first to receive the million dollar award.
She began her business in 1987 representing American artisans, marketing and sales of the fine crafts to the gallery and art world. Simply put, the artisans she represented could not keep up with the demand she created, and she realized she had to create her own sculptures.
Her mobiles and stabiles were a tremendous success throughout the United States. She taught her sons Cameron and Gabriel the art of making mobiles and stabiles and the value of a dollar through hard work. Her sons worked in the family business at a very young age and continue her legacy today. Her oldest son Cameron died in 2018 due to medical neglect, devastating her world.
Cameron was a brilliant, beautiful soul who was taken at the young age of 24. Ursula and her son Gabriel are currently working to change laws so that the horrendous pain, grief and suffering they feel daily may possibly be avoided by others.