Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Steampunk art

My husband and I went to a art show last weekend, we say this wonderful exhibit of "steampunk" art. I never heard of it before but it had a familiar look to me. A short definition: steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980's and early 1990s. In my words "Victorian and modern objects are blended together to become work of art". OK, that wasn't a great explanation but you get the idea. The name of this artist is Brent Scofield and these are a few of his pieces.

Some great jewelry, I wish I would have gotten a close up. I also like how he displays it on a antique pillow case.

A few more of his pieces.
Some of the films that used this type of art were: Wild Wild West (1999), and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

I finished up this little heart pillow this past weekend. It's made with a wonderful cotton velvet Deb C. shared with us while we were on our quilt retreat. There is a pocket behind my antique heart button.
And the snow keeps coming!!

1 comment:

Deb H said...

Looks like he took a bunch of old junk, collaged it together into something kind of cool. He should've been there when my dad's old neighbor died. He had a garage full of stuff like that, & his wife had it all hauld off to the dump!

I love your heart pillow!

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