This is a second or third development of the trout mobile. Inspired by the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem “Pied Beauty”. This one takes more construction but moves more fluidly and has a more 3 dimensional shape.
The music is by Josh Woodward – “Water in the creek”
This photo is an earlier version of this version!
This mobile was inspired by another Ted Hughes poem, The Thought Fox. In the poem the fox is also a thought, an idea, an almost-poem. I wanted my fox to be elusive and sometimes come close to disappearing.
Photographs above courtesy of Alistair Hamilton of Eurgain Studio
I imagine this midnight moment’s forest:
Something else is alive
Beside the clock’s loneliness
And this blank page where my fingers move.
Through the window I see no star:
Something more near
Though deeper within darkness
Is entering the loneliness:
You can read the whole poem here