The brain-like metal artifact inside is part of an automatic transmission lubrication system. Parchment paper and LED lights were inserted into it’s valve cylinders to light it up. The plastic surface on the front has a hand-drawn image (in dimensional paint) of the back of the unit, which you can't see. The background board is covered in encaustic paint and paper. The “planets” circling around the glass lens in the center are resistors and capacitors my brother John gave me.
Sold at Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Art Auction 2014