The Bad Sparrow - crankie/scroll
This crankie tells a story that takes place amongst animals congregating in a woodland clearing. They are gathering to wage war based on something the sparrow said. As the battle gets underway, some realize that they’ve forgotten what was said, but continue to fight on. Even after the sparrow is shot down by an archer, the machine of war is unstoppable.
Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates and hand set Palatino type on Okawara paper. Hand colored with watercolor and walnut ink. Bound as a scroll on a cranking mechanism encased in a handmade box. Includes a digitally printed version of the scroll as a small hand-held book. Each one is signed and numbered by the artist.
Dimensions: 14" x 20" x 5", scroll is 25 feet fully extended. Printed in an edition of 30. 2013.
See this crankie in motion and set to music here.