An Airship in a Snow Globe …

Who was it who said with such certainty  “steampunk and snow globes do not go together?”

Well, I beg to differ.

Westword photo Steampunk at the Station 2017

To see the rest of the excellent photo essay by of Westword newspaper, click this link  to see more wonderful Steampunk attire.

Here’s a close up of the globe.

Journey to the Stars snow globe Camryn Forrest Designs Denver Colorado

Westword photo is copyright (c) 2017 Danielle Lirette/Westword newspaper; snow globe design and photo copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

 

Journey to the Stars

Who hasn’t wished for the courage and opportunity to take the first wild step into the unknown?

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
– Matsuo Basho

 

 

 

 

“Journey to the Stars” one of a kind snow/sparkle globe with tiny mixed media zeppelin and sailing ship below. When shaken, the mystic fog and shimmering clouds envelop the ship in a cloak of near invisibility until the light finds it, again. All designs and images copyright (c) 2016 and 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Circular Logic – the snow globe returns

   Circular Logic Snow Globe Circular Logic
has made a round trip.

From Denver to Boston and now back to Denver again,
Circular logic was featured in the
“Celebrating Snow Globes”
winter exhibition
at the Sandwich Glass Museum.

Given its name, it’s a fitting journey.

One definition of Circular Logic is that the answer contains no evidence that is distinct from the conclusion. Circular logic cannot prove a conclusion because, if the conclusion is doubted, the premise which leads to it will also be doubted.

After a lot of trial and error, this is certainly true of this piece. The curious invention appears to go round and round, but always begins and ends in the same place it started. The conclusion is the same as the premise.

circular_logic shaken1circular_logic shaken2

What does change is the murky liquid, which glistens with coppery metallic dust
when shaken.
The tiny machine measures just under two inches tall and wide,
and continues in its endless, and meaningless, journey.
Always a round trip. Of course.

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Indecision Waterglobe

This is one of my favorite snowglobes as it was a departure from my usual designs. It features several tiny people who move slightly, but never get anywhere. Two men (nicknamed Norm and Al) are high above the world on a teeter-totter, but only bounce a fraction up and down. Another figure is in a circle that rolls slightly left and right, but always returns to center.

This waterglobe represents that moment where you are stuck between yes and no, off and on, up and down. Indecision can be a pleasant place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.

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