"The Mayor of London has lost the plot. He wants to create a super-dreadnaught
battleship in the River Thames based on the IJN Yamato warship, Apparently this
is your instructional guide...get to it!"
The model featured in the sculpture is a 1.350 Scale model of the Imperial Japanese
Navy Yamato warship, the ship which was famously obliterated during WW2 at the
whim of several hundred American bombers.
The Tamiya Yamato 1/350 kit was the first battleship I built, so it is far from perfect, thanks to my friend David Taylor for
assistance with the planes and tips on the weathering! The project was created for a mini-brief I was handed in Architecture
school, where-by I needed to dissect two books, communicating their meaning and purpose in an alternate way.
In this case, the strands of paper wrapped around the brutal cog I made where originally found in a 1942 Naval Architecture
and engineering book. The illustrations and imagery behind is taken from a book of the River Thames. The books combine
with illustration and the boat; the cog being the instructions for how to create a gargantuan super-dreadnaught warship,
the Thames illustrations, communicate the initial contextual instructions regarding how the River Thames would need to
be altered to build the ship in its upper pool section.
Photography by Dovydas 'Dov' Baltaduonis.
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