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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Steampunky Goodness

I continue to convalesce. Getting bored, but have relatively little energy to do anything much about it. Haven't been up to drawing again yet, however I have been able to do some online research for the steampunk Oz piece I need to get cracking on.



I remembered an article on a steampunk exhibit by Irene Gallo on amazing artist Eric Freitas who makes these to-die-for organic-looking brass clocks. Completely by hand.

You must go look at his gallery and see samples and close-ups of his pieces, which are mind-blowing.

Since I will never ever be able to afford one of his actual clocks, I consoled myself with a purchase of this set of cards - with photos of views of his mechanical clock #6 clock on the fronts and drawings on the backs, along with a card describing his painstaking, highly detailed creative process. It really is too gorgeous to be believed.

Ah, all in the name of research. :-)

10 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

His work is gorgeous!

Corina St. Martin said...

I love these! Thanks for posting Tara, I must have missed this one on the Art Dpt.

The Garden Ms. S said...

I clicked on the link to his stuff - wow! I would become a clock watcher with such a beautiful clock :)

moreidlethoughts said...

I love things like this. And steam punk makes me smile; sort of reminds me of the things we played with when we were kids. Glad you're getting better. Always best not to rush the recuperation.

natural attrill said...

I like some steampunk stuff. Toby has been collecting old watch parts etc for a while now to make some steampunk style jewellery sometime.
Get well again soon Tara.
Penny.
x

Sandi McBride said...

That seemed like an awful lot of work for one feeling punky...now go rest hon, you'll be yourself again soon!
Sandi

ruthie said...

i love, love erics work, truly stunning pieces, think the postcards would be my only option too, thank you tara i hadn't come across his work before. it will have to go onto my faerietale inspiration list!! so hope you are on the mend. resting up is good!!

Vickie said...

Glad to here the recovery is coming along though I'm sure not as fast as you would like it! The stampunk clock is fabulous as is the little sketch. Thanks for sharing that. Take care of yourself and don't hurry things.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Boredom is a good sign of recovery. These clocks are mind-boggling. I can't wait to see your sketches for OZ.

Sun Bear said...

Very cool stuff!