Industrial/Steampunk Art Parts

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It’s a new month and time for a new Mixed Media Art Parts!  For those of you who have subscribed to this monthly packet of fun, don’t worry, yours is on its way to you!

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The theme this month is INDUSTRIAL/STEAMPUNK.  I have been excited about this pack and gathering goodies for quite awhile.  I have taken photos of interesting manholes and industrial patterns and printed them off for you.  I have lots of vintage illustrations of engines, electronics, equipment, and building plans, and pages from a photo essay of NYC after 9/11.

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I used some of these fun papers from my pack to make the skyscrapers on this mosaic art journal page.

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I found a super cool napkin that peeled into layers makes a wonderful decoupage accent.

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I have added vintage computer keyboard keys and some other fun dimensional hardware: a washer, a V ring, and a zippper.

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Here are some ideas of what others have done with some of the dimensional treasures:

How cute is this washer jewelry by scarletrevolution on etsy ?

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And if you want to make your own, here are instructions from goinovertheedge.

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And so many steampunk possibilities for radio tubes! Like this cute necklace by Momento Inspiracao

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Or, these adorable robots by Fobots !

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And I can’t leave out the vintage computer keys that can be turned into cute as can be push pins or magnets like these posted on postris.

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So grab February’s Art Parts Pack and show me what you come up with!

 

Keeper

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“Keeper” is my representation of “Keeper of the Plains”, a 44 foot tall statue designed by Native American artist Blackbear Bosin (1921-1980) and constructed by Tom Washburn of Architectural Metal Products.  It stands atop a 30 foot rock in Wichita, Kansas where the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers meet. In my representation, I have included words and images that I connect with the city.  There are elements of Kansas… a sunflower, wheat, a meadowlark.. and more localized elements like gears, aircraft industry, leaves, WSU, ICT, and the Wichita flag.  I also tried to indicate a bit of the tone set by the community in a couple mentions of the arts, the up pointing arrow, the word future; all of which indicate in my mind a positive movement for the city.

All is executed on a Citra Solv altered background on a 15 x 30 inch canvas.  It currently hangs at Tessera Fine Art Gallery.  Call (316) 262-2435 if interested in purchasing.

And here is the real “Keeper of the Plains”:

Keeper of the Plains in Wichita Kansas over the river

Keeper of the Plains in Wichita Kansas over the river