This weeks theme for Tag Tuesday is the colour purple. After painting the tag with a plum coloured emulsion paint and spraying it with walnut ink I decided it had a night feel to it.
That meant one thing to me - moths!
So here is the finished tag, with inspiration drawn from the Steampunk movement.
Steampunk is a genre that gained prominence in the 1980's, and took inspiration from authors such as H.G.Wells and Jules Verne. It involves a setting where steam power is still used, but includes elements of science fiction/fantasy - a Victorian vision of futuristic innovations!
This is a fairly recent purchase of mine - a wonderful book on Steampunk - it is crammed full of beautiful and interesting images. It defines the movement as follows:
"Steam Punk is a burgeoning, counter-cultural movement; a genre, community, and art form. The Steampunk movement seeks to recapture the spirit of invention, adventure, and craftsmanship reminiscent of early nineteenth century industrialization, in part to restore a sense of wonder to a technology-jaded world."
A small piece of Steampunk inspired work I made last year.