Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Steampunk art

I'd never heard of Steampunk art until I read an article on it recently - it's a genre that gained prominence in the 1980's, and 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.  I love the mix of the old and the new,  and the opposition of nature mixed with engineering.

I decided there and then I wanted to do a piece of Steampunk art work, or rather, my watered-down version of it!  I finally found a use for the bag of watch and clock bits I've been unable to part with for the last few years!  So....I got it out of my system and here's the result - not Steampunk art exactly but two pieces loosely inspired by Steampunk art.

'Mechanical Moth 1' - mixed media collage

 'Mechanical Moth 2' - mixed media collage

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