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Art Show: Steampunk


by Nikki Soppelsa

Banner for Steampunk art show

Art: SightSeers by Artist Nikki Soppelsa
Created specifically for the 'steampunk' exhibit.
A night of contemplation and dreams, I awoke with a vision of these women traveling in style and taking in the sights. And so, the journey began!
Most of the components were a 'given' for me; the rest of the story had to develop and did, out of my own reading interests and my interest in the sky both day and night.
Note: The book she is holding is my copy of "A Study of the Sky", published in 1894...the title altered a bit for your visual experience.

The joy of this type of collage work is not only in the overall theme/message and fantasy, but in the cutting precision and 'fitting' together of pieces...i.e. book tucked into her arm, pillows tucked behind, a chunk of a chunk of our Moon (day? night?), grasping the cherub guided binocular scope...and of course, the vehicle comprised of steam engine wheels, dirrigible body embellished and riding the

Detail Images

Detail Image for art SightSeers

Lorgnette & 1800s book detail

Detail Image for art SightSeers

Grasping binocular-scope detail

Detail Image for art SightSeers

Vintage Button/Wirework Framing


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