August 18, 2011

Fabulous Steampunk Birds...

One of our daughters-in-law is an artist who frequently has her work on display and for sale in various galleries. Her chosen medium is watercolor and her work is stunning.

She is the owner of this little steampunk bird. When I asked her about the artist, she said that he also shows and sells at a gallery where she's currently featured in Ephraim (Door County), WI. Her artwork is available through Fine Line Design Gallery.
I'm thoroughly smitten with this steampunk art, so I did a little research and found the artist, Jim Mullan (and his wife, Tory), and their website here. They divide their time between a home in Pompano Beach, FL and another in Pennsylvania. He uses antique bird sculptures as his inspiration, and then adds found objects to create his beautiful sculptures.
Daughter-in-law's bird stands on a pair of antique binoculars...perfect for watching this gem, don't you think?

I keep expecting to find a key to wind it up so that it can flap its metallic wings and turn its head from side to side!

When I searched Jim's website, I found that he also has his work for sale in two locations in Sarasota, FL. Guess where I'm going to be window shopping very soon? I think I need to put one of his creations on my Christmas list. I guess I'd really better be a good girl this year!
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Rettabug said...

What an interesting medium to play in, Donna...Steampunk art reminds me of the Jules Vern sci-fi genre of novels, like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for some strange reason.

I think you've been a VERY good girl this year! *wink*

Createology said...

Oh definitely you have been a very good girl and Santa should bring you one of these steampunk art pieces from this artist. I too am smitten with steampunk although I have not tried to create any of this art. I just love the intricacies of all the widgets added to something very ordinary. Fabulous Friday to you dear...

Jillayne said...

It does indeed look like it should be wound up with a key - what a great piece of art!
I love funky art like that, where every angle reveals something unexpected; it takes me back to my childhood for some reason...
Best of luck on being good and getting one for Christmas!

Sarah said...

I've admired this artist's work before. Thanks for the additional information. A Christmas List ~ what a good idea! ;-)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, this bird is gorgeous! I know you have been a good girl this year so Santa will surely grant you one for your very own. Twyla

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow! I LOVE that bird! What a talented artist. Thanks for doing a little investigative legwork and sharing him with us. :)

Michelle May (Shell) said...

So totally cool!

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