For my final project, I will make a model sailboat, but put it in an old fish tank full of water and make it float!
Most model sailboats simply sit in a cradle or mounted on a wall, but I think it would be more interesting to see the boat and how it floats. I will build a model boat that floats and behaves in the water much like a proper boat. I will introduce waves to the tank, and the observer will be able to watch and see how the boat rocks, heels, and lists in the waves.
The aesthetic: I will paint the background of the tank with scenes from “The Perfect Storm”, and put sunken hulks on the bottom of the tank. The aesthetic will be a stormy sea, the setting of many of my favorite movies and books: “We Didnt Mean to go to Sea”, “Master and Commander”, “The Perfect Storm”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, etc.
My prototype represents the model boat in the tank, with water filled up part of the way and a scene painted on the back of the tank.