• Year:
    2019
  • Dimensions:
    96” x 90” x 28”
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U.S.S. Gaslight

 

The Gaslight was originally designed as a pirate vessel. The ship would surface near land, in foggy conditions and mimic light house signals in order to attract oil tankers, then attack and drain them. The design was so effective it was later adopted by oil companies as a low cost alternative to drilling, and eventually the Navy for diplomatic purposes. 

 

Materials:

Aircraft wing tips, motor boat engine parts, grapefruit spoons, fan blade, model train people, gears, windmill tower, gas pump, micrometer, miscellaneous salvaged hardware, motors, LEDs, aluminum, steel.