I’ve wanted to work with silhouettes of South African animals.  As a result, This Springbok chandelier mobile gave me the chance.  A real delight to artistically represent a national South African animal.  It is entitled


It is one of a trio on exhibition at The Intellectual Property 2017 Exhibition at The Plant in Station Road, Durban.

To start with, I  hand-cut the paper panels with a blade and with scissors.  Next I glued the 6 segments together.   Finally I finished the top and bottom points off with beater blades.  The ones that outlast your electric handmixer.  I  sourced these at my local charity store.  They were mounted with lighting inbetween the chandeliers for the exhibition.

springbok chandelier

I enjoy the softness and the spikiness of the springbok form.  Therefore they look exciting massed together on the mobile.

Finally, I plan to laser cut the pattern in the future – and create these wild-life mobiles in more durable material.

springbok chandelier

Beyond the Springbok Chandelier

Have you seen theFreshly Found  Springbok Trophy?  I like to refer to him as my ‘boek-bokkie’  He is folded from recycled book paper, and mounted on cardboard horns.  


Talented Michael Methven also creates gorgeous trophies.  Pop over to see his Paper Springbok trophy.

Book Art Trophy

Pattern for Springbok Chandelier