Brass sheet hammered, chromium plated, laser lenses and walnut wood

Height 60 mm
Diameter 110 mm
Unique piece, March 2011

Portholes or frog eyes?

I made this piece when I was in the first year at my technical course in Studio Art.

I created a wooden and metal box.

My brother often dismantles machines, and he gave me two laser lenses. The lower part of the box is in walnut wood. The upper part is made of chromium plated brass and contains two rotating lenses.

The metal part of the box is formed with a hammer. Then I made a rotation system to put the laser lenses on top of the box. I called it « La Sous-marinière » because its color and ‘eyes’ make one think of portholes. Submarine roly-poly box moves like a boat on the ocean.