They used to make more than heavy oil in Canada; In 1963, Canada became the third country to build a satellite and launch it into space with the Alouette 1.
With it, Canada became the 3rd nation into space, symbolizing the country's entry into the digital age that was only just dawning. Canadians were no longer simply 'hewers of wood and drawers of water'
While it is still in orbit to this day, it has been shut down long ago. In this context, the original shape and proportions are preserved while the satellite itself is re-imagined and repurposed.
Unlike the original satellite that took years to build, you can assemble the flatpack Alouette in about ten minutes. It is all laser cut, and held together very cleverly by two o-rings. More photos and conversation with Miles at Mocoloco. Available at Ideacious.