Thursday, March 25, 2010

Art that I Aspire to Admire.....

I have been finding lately that a lot of the art that is catching my attention falls into the category of "Steampunk"  But what IS steampunk you might ask- as I did not too long ago......Steampunk is "Various modern utilitarian objects which have been modded by enthusiasts into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical style.Example objects include computer keyboards and electric guitars. The goal of such redesigns is to employ appropriate materials (such as polished brass, iron, and wood) with design elements and craftsmanship consistent with the Victorian era." excerpt from Wikipedia defining Steampunk as an art genre
Whatever else it may be, I find it intriging.
Here are some examples of Steampunk as found on Etsy:

 "Reliquary Assemblage Necklace" created by Metal Corset

"Time Traveler's Bracelet" by Bellota26

"Dreams of Flight "by Galerie Deilluminata

"Indigo Sparrow" by Cerulean Gypsy

"The Metamorphosis" by Xirconnia

So, there you have it, a small sampling of art created in the genre of "Steampunk"  Hope you enjoyed it, I find it thrilling, myself.


Yvonne said...

Fabulous show of steam punk, Stephanie!

priti.lisa said...

You've made a great eye for art, especially art that I am drawn to. I have a piece of steampunk jewelry I bought from Sharon...way before I knew of Inspiration Avenue! Funny thing, life :)

luthien said...

what a wonderful feature of steampunk!! i love this genre too ... it's modern yet vintage! what a wonderful conundrum :))

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Like you, I am fascinated with the style of art. I hope to create something in that genre one of these days. Thanks for inspiring me to try my hand at it one of these days.

Magpie said...

Steampunk is very intriguing to me. The definition is rather confusing! It's easier to just look at the art and get the idea from that. I like your selections!

Halo Hill said...

I love steampunk too!! Thanks for the beautiful pics!

Tara Dillard said...

Thanks for the introduction. I know when I see you I'll ask........."what was the name of...."

It's wonderful.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Nathalie Thompson said...

I love steampunk and I love that pocket watch assemblage! Need to go check out her shop...

I found you through Alice and Camilla and HAD to stop by! I live in CORDER, Mo and there are still Corders living here.

Christine Edwards said...

Stephanie, those are some wonderful steampunk're a girl after my own heart. I would definitely pick those items as well.