Caxtons mobile

Latest Posts

Pheonix

The inspiration for this piece is a little hard to

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Photographs above courtesy of Alistair Hamilton of Eurgain Studio

« 1 of 4 »

Some of these are courtesy of Alistair Hamilton of Eurgain Studio, others are by KSB photography

This mobile was inspired by the Craig Raine poem “A Martian Sends a Postcard Home”  in which he refers to books as Caxtons.

“Caxtons are mechanical birds with many wings
and some are treasured for their markings –

they cause the eyes to melt
or the body to shriek without pain.

I have never seen one fly, but
sometimes they perch on the hand.”

The Caxtons are made from Oak, Birch, Sycamore, and Cherry veneers, the wings are laminated into shape. The letters are cut from acrylic sheet provided by Pete Machell of DGMYO.

Published by OUP