Bathyscaphe. The idea was born when I bought a Swedish water flask of the Second World War. Its shape reminded me a fish or a submarine. It is like a hybrid of a ship and of a fish. Aluminum flashlight corps served for this and a trumpet flapper replaced a periscope. A ship engine can be seen through a magnifying glass – it has been made of a pocket watch mechanism. A ship has been mounted on a plywood board that was aged before. I think it’s a great bathyscaphe.

Materials:  The mouthpiece of a wind instrument tuba, part of the aluminum body of the spotlight, case of a manual mechanical watch, Swedish Army water bottle flask, fork…

Dimensions: 45 x 30 cm

Year: 2011


steampunk bathyscaphe