This steampunk stained glass artwork, The Truth Behind the Weather, is currently for sale.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction based on the notion of what
the present and future might look like if steam power had never been
replaced by electricity and/or internal combustion. Steampunk art and
steampunk literature are gaining popularity, and I wanted to create
something in this relatively new genre.
Although first attempts at photographing my work usually produce only
decent results, the photo above is actually quite good. The wide gray
band in the flywheel that the pendulum is attached to is darker in the
actual artwork, but everything else looks pretty good.
many of the colors are washed out in this image
to the left, this
first detail photo shows the fairly large size of this fantasy stained
hanging in my front window.
Although I doubt that many artisans create weather-themed stained glass
my attempts at design always start out with just a general idea of the
subject matter and they end up where they end up. I actually
started out to make a steampunk design about love, and the inspiration
for this weather related stained glass came to me in the middle of that
effort. I completed both designs, and decided to make this one first.
The one about love may or may not come to be realized in glass. In any
case, I am totally in love with this one!
second detail photo shows the lettering, which is all done in sticky
vinyl. It also gives a closer view of the lightning bolts, which are
overlays made of solder-covered zinc.
attempt at fantasy steampunk art is made with 3/16" lead in
the human figures and gears,
3/8" lead in the background bricks and sky, and 1/2" lead in the
fan-belts. All lead and
solder has been darkened to a charcoal gray with a chemical
patina. The wood frame is painted flat black, with a clear satin (not
there are actually three white glasses used in this steampunk
artwork. The white in the "FAiR" and "NOT FAiR" boxes is solid white,
the white in the humanoid figures is an opaque wispy white, and the
white in the clouds is an iridized white, which means it has a very
slight pink and turquoise tinge to it in the daytime and will look VERY
shiny and colorful at night, when light is bouncing off the surface of
the glass rather than coming through the glass.
stained glass measures just over 40" wide by 32" high. With the
the total size is 46" wide by 38" inches high.
The price of this steampunk
stained glass is $3900.00. Contact
me for a
price that includes insured shipping if you do not live within 100
miles of Denver.
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