Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Steampunk Stress reduction machine

Stress Reduction Machine….…..Release pressure and automatically extend life as much as 50%.
I used an old steam pressure gauge with a glass face to create this fantasy Steampunk machine. I added a vintage hinge, old sparkplugs, a hinge and combined odd metal pieces to create the body. I found the strange text and images that I applied to the wooden sign in a 1927 magazine article about cars and machines.
On the head is an odd little statue of a hummingbird. Inside the glass orb tummy window is a little goldfish… because as studies show watching fish relieves stress!!
The work seems fitting somehow in our time of increasing stress and all the reports on health studies that seem to be constantly contradicting each other. Coffee is good this week and bad next week…or is that dairy?
Oh yes…back to the artwork! The piece is 12 inches long and 6 inches wide at the arms and is ready to hang.

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