Vintage air blower / duster. It was used to blow dust from intricate areas in watch repair. It operates by squeezing the bulb.
This was a major labor piece. I used the green string on the bulb as the inspiration for the design. I thought of argyle patterns used in the 40's-50's. I created the argyle pattern grid by wrapping string on all four sides of the piece, much like it does on the rubber bulb, there was no room for error. This is one of my favorite pieces.
Basswood strips, string, acrylic paint on museum archival hardboard and wood support.