The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea inspired Steampunk Aquarium was a collaboration between Bruce Rosenbaum of ModVic.com and myself.
The re-imagined story: After Nemo's Nautilus is attacked by the Kraken in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Nemo builds his own mechanical Kraken to fight off the giant squid at his own game in his next battle. Nemo’s 'cockpit' or 'bridge' of the Kraken's 'head' was concepted and built by Bruce Rosenbaum. The aquarium frame and mechanical Kraken was built by myself.
The octopus's tentacles resemble a truss bridge while the frame of the aquarium resembles a treasure chest. This piece will be displayed (with fish) at an antique aquarium museum in California.