It was a marvelous collection of paintings sculptures, even a moving sculpture, and other 3D art. There was an amazing sculpture of an octopus created by Nik Burns, titlted Copter Octopus. It features a patinated Copper body and Steel legs. The eyes were created from parts of a Brass water tap and Burr Oak was used for the top of the head. The combination of nature with machine is a common theme of Nik Burns’ one of a kind sculptures that he creates working from the beautiful Shropshire hills in England.
Deborah Hill’s sculptures were extraordinary. This artist records the ‘story’ or metaphor with a subconscious interpretation rather than what is physically seen with the eye. She’s from the Appalachian foothills of Alabama, and has been in Texas since 1992. She works from her studio in Cypress, Texas.
Blue 130 is Jennifer “Blue 130” Corletto. Her art is heavily influenced by her Puerto Rican/Dominican roots, comic books, pin up art, graffiti, horror icons, storybooks, and music. Her work incorporates textile elements, and layered cutouts. She now lives in Houston. Her colorful work can usually be seen at the East End Studio Gallery and she’s shown at House of Blues, Artopia, Summer Street , Hardy & Nance, and Pushing the Limits.
This is a stunning steampunk portrait. The mix of colors and the lady’s expression are so striking. The purple adds a bit of mystery to the black and the red a sense of daring. I want to know more about his woman (this piece is great inspiration for writing).
The clockwork owl painting is so enchanting. I love his cog eyes. I wonder…is that the key to time in his claws.
If you are in the Houston area, drop by East End Studio Gallery, the quality and variety of this Steampunk exhibit is thrilling. The exhibit will be open until Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
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Maeve Alpin, who also writes as Cornelia Amiri, is the author of 22 published books. She creates stories with kilts, corsets, and happy endings. She lives in Houston Texas with her son, granddaughter, and her cat, Severus.