I have been hearing this term Steam Punk a lot lately. I was not familiar with the meaning really, not until now. I wasn't certain what it was. Perhaps it is becoming trendy, and more mainstream, maybe not.
I'm certainly old enough to know punk. I loved everything punk. I still do. I know I'm dating myself now.
Supposedly Steam Punk has been around since the 80s. Guess I missed it, and I'm out of the loop.
So I went on the hunt to find out more about it. I came across steampunkcanada which is full of lots of information. I find it quite interesting and fun. I think it's just creative people being themselves really. At the same time, it harkens back to Victorian times and the romantic days of the 19th century to a world of fantasy, discovery, and science. It's a cornucopia all mixed in, of past, present, and future, expressed through a variety of media..
I am not qualified to describe it, so I thought I'd share the definitions I have found, along with some examples. Here the wiki definition. Who knows what is all means, but I sure like it.
Tim Wetherell is really interesting artist. He has a great definition of Steam Punk on his site. Check it out.
Well it's tea time here in Apple River. Steamy hot tea, nothing punky, well maybe just a little.
Below is one of my favourites by Quebec artist SooZ Jillette