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.
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.
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.