Locomotion and the Parrot of conspiracy are two wooden models that refer to icons of mobility.
The steam locomotive the Rocket was developed by George and Robert Stephenson in 1829. It is considered the spark that fired the industrial revolution because only with the introduction of railways could goods be transported efficiently, quickly, and cheaply.
The Saturn V rocket was developed by Wernher von Braun for Nasa. This gigantic vehicle represents the climax of the fossil fuel industrial age. During the 1969 Apollo 11 Mission, the rocket carried the astronauts Collins, Aldrin and Armstrong to the moon.
The moon landing was presented as a “big step for Mankind” to great media spectacle. Whether Neil Armstrong actually set foot on the Earth’s satellite remains controversial today.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission Neil Armstrong quoted Wilbur Wright:
“I know of only one bird – the parrot – that talks, and it can’t fly high!”
Source: Youtube, 25th Anniversary Apollo 11, White House Celebration, 20 July 1994
maple wood, fish glue, wood oil, brass screws
Size in mm
Saturn V 850 x 170 x 170
Rocket 550 x 380 x 130
Parrot 426 x 285 x 30
Designer: Daniel Gafner
Produced in Switzerland