Colva Books are an ongoing series of chapbooks on diverse subjects, written, designed and produced in small runs by Graeme Hobbs.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Moulding Plane: The Plough
A second moulding plane marked with a changing pattern of stars, this time those comprising the asterism of The Plough (aka The Great Wain or Wagon, Charles's Wain, or The Big Dipper) - Dubhe, Merak, Phecda, Megrez, Alioth, Mizar (a double star with Alcor) and Alkaid. Again, the blue stars show how it looked to humans 50 millennia ago, the white stars how it looks now, and the red stars how it will look in 100 millennia.
Graeme writes curious tales and creates chapbooks and other diverse artworks, some of which can be seen at his colvabooks blog, found here. He spent ten years writing and podcasting on film; longer pieces written for various publications over the years are collected at his bythebluestofseas blog, which is found here.