Imagine a city in the sky, a floating island of bustling industry. Airships carry passengers and supplies from land to land, from cloud to cloud. The island is a blink in the eye of the universe; it is the entire world for those who live there.
Does the world come to visit the Sky Island City, or does the city ride the movement of the sky, and venture far and wide to visit the world?
See “Sky Island City” and other custom snow globes a the steampunk exhibition “Odd Beauty” at the Southampton Arts Center, Southampton New York, September 23 through November 12, 2017. The Odd Beauty Exhibition is curated by artist/author Art Donovan.
“Sky Island City”, one of a kind sparkle snow globe with two “inhabited” clay islands, floating gently in the clouds, with tiny airships, and sky full of possibilities. When shaken, the liquid sky fills with gentle copper and green glitter dust. Weathered clay cliffs wrap the globe base. All images and designs are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Silent as the stars, carried on the wind, a lone balloon on a moonlight ride. Over the sleeping city, dancing in the wisps of fireplace smoke and weaving over a thousand dreams below.
When shaken, the liquid fills with sparkling black dust and tiny reflective glitter; the sky is alive with comets and shooting stars.
One of a kind snow globe (sparkle globe) with miniature balloon and basket, riding over a tiny cityscape both inside and outside the globe.
All designs and images are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Step one, make a tiny hat, then add tinier goggles.
Step Two, float a headless goggled hat, a bowler to be specific, in the lazy liquid of a snow globe.
Step Three, shake the globe. When shaken, fill the liquid with swirling dark mystery, and a gaggle of tiny gear-shaped metallic bits, and one — just one — black top hat confetti piece. (Yes, it’s there, in the photos, but you have to really want to see it.)
“Gearly Beloved” one of a kind sparkle snow globe with sculpted miniature hat and mixed media goggles. Not recommend for looking at the solar eclipse, but perfectly effective for non-solar uses that don’t involve bright sunshine or eyeballs. Custom snow globe design and images copyright (c) 2017, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.
Who was it who said with such certainty “steampunk and snow globes do not go together?”
Well, I beg to differ.
To see the rest of the excellent photo essay by Westword newspaper, click this link to see more wonderful Steampunk attire.
Here’s a close up of the globe.
Westword photo is copyright (c) 2017 Danielle Lirette/Westword newspaper; snow globe design and photo copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.
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.
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For the full story in Westword, you can also check out this link.