Concept sketches for Deep Space Nine (Terok Nor)
A prop I created for the documentary “Mystery of Matter” about the creation of the Periodic Table of Elements. In the early 18th century Humphry Davy inhaled various gases he created from a silk bag. In this way he discovered nitrous oxide: laughing gas.
For a reconstruction of this I had to create a silk bag that would hold air that an actor could actually inhale. Silk, it turns out, doesn’t really hold any gas, so I lined the silk bag with an non-latex anesthesia bag which provided a great shape and not unpleasant taste.
More photos of this shoot here on my portfolio.