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Morpheus' Pill Box by ou8nrtist2 Morpheus' Pill Box by ou8nrtist2
Red pill or blue pill ?
This is what I think Morpheus' pill box should have looked like.
Welded stainless steel ,all from scrap.
The top plate of the box is in Golden Section proportions.
The polished half sphere is the repository for the sacrament(red pill).
I was thinking about engraving a key on the cover disc as a symbol of released bondage from the Matrix.
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool!!! It would have looked great in the movie!!!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional
Thank you...
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ctrl-4lt-d3l Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! Matrix art! How did you go about making this?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional
Hmmm let's see,
Oh yes,I received a box of laser cut scrap stainless steel,most of which were small rectangles with a 1"diameter hole centered in each.I thought ,and upon further examination confirmed that these little rectangles in 12 gauge were "golden rectangles",that is, their length was exactly 1.618 times their width.
The Matrix Trilogy was "up" for me at the time,(meaning it was in my present consciousness).I was disappointed that the pill box in the movie was not given greater emphasis with at least a nice close up of some well designed container that fit within the somewhat dark Steam punk meets future production design of the film.And so of course decided to do my own.The convex interior is a cold formed disc that I pre-polished to a mirror finish.The cover was filled with a similar disc that was flat.I was imagining the Escher-like effect of peering closely at the interior of the container to retrieve two VERY different pills and noticing the reflection in the concavity.THAT was the scene missing in the film...IMHO
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ctrl-4lt-d3l Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... Nice!

I understand what you're saying about the movie, but that seen was going too fast to stop for something like that.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
No key, please. The stark simplicity is part of the appeal (which, for me, it has lots of).
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional
Thank you Don.
Peter(Bettendorff) owns the piece now.
And it remains unornamented...
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
:)
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thomasj7676 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Very cool!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional
I watched the movie last night because I couldn't remember what the original pill box looked like,and it was unremarkable,as I assumed since my memory of it was foggy.
The Wachowski brothers did such a great job with the film,I was just disappointed that the box wasn't at least in some way ornamented since it held such symbolic power...
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