The Ship in a bottle is a representation of potential. Each ship is capable of taking action to escape but is relinquishing its time to flow in the currents safe inside its capsule.
The Dazzle Camouflage, also known as Razzle Dazzle or Dazzle painting, was a method of camouflage used predominately on ships during WWI. Consisting of complex patterns and intersecting geometric shapes in contrasting colors, each ship’s pattern was unique to avoid making classes of ships easily recognizable to the enemy. The intent was not to conceal, but rather to mislead the enemy about a ship’s course range and speed.
This disguise furthers the introspection of potential by hiding the true nature of the machine.