In search of the Victorian.
This is a journal of my quest; to turn the back room of an Arkansas frame house into a 19th century study. A 19th century, Time-traveler's, Steampunk, Gothic vampire's study. With knobs on. And to do this on a pocket-money budget. I'm trying to get to that piece of roadside furniture before you paint it white. I'm going to make make tassels and tapestries and tea-trays and recreate gloomy, Gothic London in Arkansas' brilliant sunshine. Wish me luck...
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Steampunk on Sunday : The Extraordinary Vision
Yes, yes. I know.
Christmas is coming...
I promise, next Sunday, there will be a plethora of pulchritudinous goodies relevant to the season. Gift ideas! Therapy and fashion! Timepieces and walking canes and all kinds of delights for every purse, from the modest housemaid to a daring duchess.
Next Sunday, while we await to board on our Steam Tea Travel, all cosy in boots and gloves and mufflers, there will be everything to delight your clockwork heart .
This Sunday, I just want to show you some Steampunk art,
Eric Freitas is an America artist who became a self-taught clock maker in 2004
and creates designs that are part whimsy and part dark vision.
He makes each piece himself, cutting and shaping from metal..
He ages each piece to a convincing patina
and joins them with hand-threaded screws.
Each clock can take 400 to 500 hours of work.
His clocks are a satisfactory fusion of organic forms and solid metalwork,
that make these sculptural creations look as though
they're part grown and part forged.
Like the very best of Steampunk artefacts,
they make an alternative world seem solid and real,
objects of genuine escapism..
And in answer to your next question,
no, you can't afford one.
But he does sell prints on Etsy.