UNITED STATES NAVY
The United States Navy had gotten wind of my work and asked me to create 'something special'.
With total creative liberty, my first, and indeed, final, consideration was to construct an instrument that represented the semblence of the Navy, but also was crafted after a militarial machine. I was primarily inspired by a Classic 'V' shape due to its futuristic, yet dynamic style. I modified the design a little and 'angulated' the corners to give more of a machine-like quality to the product.
Plated and Striped aluminium covers the top and sides of the machine, whilst accentuating the back 7 red oak panels exposing the carved names of selected servicemen. The top layer also features 7 stripes of textured aluminium that signify the red stripes of the American flag, fashioned with rivets, simulating a Naval aircraft/battleship.