I believe that Steampunk is more than just brass and watchparts. It's finding a way to combine the past and the future in an aesthetic pleasing yet still punkish way. It's living a life that looks old-fashioned, yet speaks to the future. It's taking the detritus of our modern technological society and remaking it into useful things. Join me as I search for items for my house that combine the scientific romanticism of the Victorians with our real present and imagined future.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Peter Tansill Sculpture
It's amazing when you start looking, what you find and where. I was bowled over to discover the artwork of Peter Tansill in Göreme, a small tourist town in the Cappodocia region of Turkey. We had to fly 15+ hours to find a steampunk artist who just happens to live in Virgina...
Anyway, take a look at his work. He calls it "Compositions of Sculptures with Found Antique Objects." I think the arty word for it is assemblage. While he doesn't use the word steampunk, it's full of old dolls, military references, and reused industrial and mechanical parts. This is what I think a steampunk automaton should look like.
Peter said to mention that most of his work is for sale -- you can contact him via his website.
More art posts.
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