Steampunk Jewelry

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Selected, Round Rock Arts Transformation Show

If you know me you know my distain for cords of any kind showing under desks, bookcases or anywhere. I go to great lengths to hide them, people have asked me to come to their office to hide their mass of computer cords. On the home shows they find a beautiful home overlooking the bay and say what a wonderful view it is... and there is the power pole massed with cables right in the way. While we were in Mexico I noticed there was a jumbled power pole on every block. I remembered the paintings of New York streets highlighting the hundreds of Yellow Cabs crowding the street scenes. So I had the idea to photograph the power poles with all the jumbled wires going in all directions and create art out of the one thing that annoys me the most... well that and squirrels. 


In Photoshop I created layered images, rendering the background buildings in a paint technique and faded the image back highlighting the poles and wires. Local vehicles were added as well as people. Just a fun project that took a very long time to produce.


Individual prints are available and can be grouped in 2's, 3's or all 4. Frames and matts are included for that Mexico color scheme.

Mexican Power Grid No. 4

Tunes of Many Colors ©

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Punkolin ©

Blow Torch

Childish Tunes ®

Brown Bess Revolutionized ©

Stretch Neck Guitar ©

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Steampunk Hattery

Lil' Danal' Boone ®

Steampunk Sewing

Downhill Upgrade ©

Not for Sale

5 Strin... 4 String Banjo ©

Selected, Round Rock Arts Transformation Show

Steam Lamp ©

Not for Sale

Fluted Punk ©

Calling for a "G" String ©

Asian Tunes ©

Mexican Power Grid No. 2

Edison Lamp

The Squirrels Wiil Be Happy

Steampunk Singer

Fluted Tubes ©

Selected, Round Rock Arts

"Love in Monochrome" Show

Electric Tunes ©

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This One Won't Kill Students ©

Gear Gun ©

Selected, Round Rock Arts Reuse-Recycle-Reduce Show

Member | Visual Arts Alliance

Pump Punk ©

Fiddling Around Looking for My Bow ©

I Shot My Eye Out! ®

Available Through Echo Gallery

Trombone Extraordinaire ©

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Mexican Power Grid No. 1

Guitar Punk ©

Electric Short Comings ©

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"Four Dead In Ohio" ©

Selected, Round Rock Arts

"Love in Monochrome" Show

Looney Tunes ®

Trombone Simplified ©

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assemblage |əˈsemblij|
noun

Assemblage is an artistic form or medium usually created on a defined substrate that consists of three-dimensional elements projecting out of or from the substrate. It is similar to collage, a two-dimensional medium. It is part of the visual arts, and it typically uses found objects, but is not limited to these materials.

My assemblages explore the possibilities of combining worlds, saving lives and changing intentions. Upcycling the old and giving new life.

The curving shape and sensual beauty of a brass horn still exists even after it falls from the stage. The well-worn guitar retains its grace long after the earthly life of the instrument. The instrument is resurrected with an infusion of love of an artist and the logic of nuts and bolts and gears and circuit boards.

Guns receive a transformation with a dressing of technology—both old and new. In essence, turning swords into plowshares—changing destruction into beauty.

There is no end of life for the broken and bruised. The resulting assemblages tell stories and represent unique new personalities, well-equipped to embrace a new future.


I started with the computer components but soon discovered that everyone was drawn to my Steampunk musical instruments and the way cool gun collection. 


Click on images to enlarge. Instruments do not play, firearms are disabled.

Time to Fiddle Around ©

Mexican Tunes ©

Time  for the  Dulcimer ©

Punk Tunes ©

Selected, Round Rock Arts Dimensions Show

Melancholy Tunes ©

Mello Cello ©

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Time for Discussion ©

Available Through Echo Gallery

​3rd Place,

Round Rock Arts

Sculpture Show.

Homage to Dimebag Darrell ©

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Copper Big Bang ©

Not for Sale

"Calling all Bugles" ©

Mauser Upgrade ©

​Not for Sale

"Peoples Choice Award" Round Rock Arts [imagine] Show 2017 

Golden Cornet ©

Silver Cornet ©

Mexican Heirloom ©

​Not for Sale​

Uku-Techie ©

When Will It Stop? ©

Selected, 2018 JoMar Visions Art Excellence Juried Competition

Available Through Echo Gallery

Best of Show - Round Rock Arts 2018 [imagine] Show

Child's Play ©

Donated to Charity

Selected, Round Rock Arts

Dimensions Show

Member | Texas Society of Sculptors

Dark Tunes ©

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Selected, Round Rock Arts Born, Died, New Life Show 

Looking at You Kid ©

Selected, Round Rock Arts Dimensions​ Show

Watching You ©

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Steamy Tunes ©

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Married Together ©

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Techie Tunes ©

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Selected, Round Rock Arts
Reuse-Recycle-Reduce Show 

Arborphone Lamp

Mexican Power Grid No. 3

Fluted Colors ®

Viogear ©

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Tunes of Brass ©

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Selected, Round Rock Arts Transformation Show

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Hard Rock Circuitry ©

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Gallery Association

Echo Gallery - Johnson City


EXHIBITIONS (Group)
Arc of the Capital Benefit Showing - Child's Play

2018 Sculptfest

EXHIBITIONS (Juried)
Visual Arts Alliance - 13th Juried Invitational Exhibition - Tunes of BrassHomage to Dimebag Darrell

Round Rock Arts - Love in Monochrome - Electric-lin, Uku-Techie
Round Rock Arts - Texas State University, [imagine] 2017 - Tunes of Many Colors - "Peoples Choice Award"

Round Rock Arts - Dimensions - Punk Tunes, Silver Cornet, Looking at You Kid

Round Rock Arts - Reuse-Recycle-Reduce - How I Came to Lose My Head, Gear Gun, Techie Tunes

Round Rock Arts - Texas State University, Photography & Sculpture Show - Punkolin, Remembering the Radium Girls - 3rd Place

Round Rock Arts - Born - Died - New Life show - Dark Tunes

​​Round Rock Arts - Transformation Show - Time for the Dulcimer - Mexican Tunes & 5 Strin... 4 String Banjo

Round Rock Arts - Texas State University, [imagine] 2018 - Tunes of Medusa - Electronic Surveillance - Fluted Mauser - Best of Show

JoMar Visions - 2018 Art Excellence Juried Competition - When Will It Stop? - 5th Place


SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Camp Street Partners – San Antonio - Downhill Upgrade

​Schmaltz's Sandwich Shoppe - Waco - Looking for a "G" String

Cielo Blanco - Blanco - Time for Discussion  -  Mexican Tunes & Pump Punk

How I Came to Lose My Head ©

Selected, Round Rock Arts
Reuse-Recycle-Reduce Show 

Available Through Echo Gallery

Remembering the "Radium Girls" ©

Selected, Round Rock Arts Sculpture & Photography Show

Available Through Echo Gallery

Electric Surveillance ©

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Selected, Round Rock Arts [imagine] Show 2018


Photo Manipulation Prints

Tunes of Medusa ©

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Selected, Round Rock Arts [imagine] Show 2018

Cornet #3 ©

Electric-lin ©