The Element of Surprise 

A porthole; the only link between the inside of a boat and the open ocean. As a sea fanatic, I always admired its features and simplicity of texture and appearance, until I made one and understood its complexity in each little detail. The technique of bronze casting along with the realistic look and the functionality given by three hinges give life to the piece. ‘The Element of Surprise’ is highlighted in the appearance of a whale’s tail, which could be a rare encounter in the boundless ocean. Simultaneously, as the piece was a surprise gift to my captain and ocean-lover mother, the phrase “I am because you are” is carved on the porthole. ​

By: Eleni Christoforou

Year of production: 2015

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