My studio looks out onto a beautiful young ginkgo tree that I planted several years ago. This is an ancient species that has been around for 270 millions years and has been used for centuries for health remedies.
Every autumn I collect some of the golden fallen leaves and place them in my flower press.
The plywood leaves in this mobile are exact replicas of some of my pressed leaves, but made bigger!
All of the laser cutting is done in a local studio in Chum Creek using 3mm, hardwood plywood, salvaged from factory off-cuts.
I designed the circular 'hanging ring' in two parts so that coloured beads could be sandwiched between the pieces, giving the mobile a wee bit of colour.
Every mobile is unique and hand constructed by me in my studio. Wire lengths and bead colours will vary.
(Please indicate colour or size preferences if you know what you are after.)
Middle-size Ginkgo Mobile is 70cm long from the 'hanging ring'.
Each leaf measures roughly 20cm accross.
The hanging ring is 25cm in diameter.