A love of pattern and colour is what motivates Lu Mason, having spent years painting patterns, and hooking rag rugs. Lu started making mobiles 12 years ago, influenced by Alexander Calder, and the designs of Lucienne Day. There is excitement in the constantly changing patterns made by moving shapes and shadows, the way they catch the light, and the fine balance of the structure. Now working with Perspex; it is more robust than paper and the transparent colours play with the light like stained glass windows. Mobiles hang from the ceiling, or sit on mantelpieces or clip onto shelves, they can also be customised to fit a particular space; from very small to very large. Lu enjoys making installations that are site specific. Recent work has been influenced by the astonishing ceramics collection at York Art Gallery.