Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Aircraft Carrier for the Quatar Museum Authority

Last April the Artist Khalil Rabah Commissioned Masterpiece Models to fabricate an 11' long version of a Nimitz Class aircraft Carrier. His vision was to turn an aircraft carrier into a farm that produces Strawberry's and tomatoes representing his country's farming plight. It was an interesting project that brought several interpretative and cultural obstacles that had be solved.
At masterpiece Models we were able to bridge the language barrier and provide the customer with the realization of his artistic vision.

According to the Palestinian Museum of Natural History
"Model of a military aircraft carrier transformed into a farm and factory for tomato-paste and strawberry jam. The shape of the carrier resembles that of the Gaza strip, where restrictions apply to the export of local-grown tomatoes and strawberries. A huge oil painting depicting an advertisement for this ship-turned-factory hangs in the background. On supermarket shelves, jam-jars and tomato-paste cans are on display for the viewer to take"

This model took approximately 90 working days to build out of formed styrene plastic and cast resin. Our creative team was able to create this masterpiece within the budget and timeline set forth by the client.

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