Archive for the ‘3-D objects’ Category

Mancub from CoceptArt.org presented  a few Victorian Era Submersibles  The first is [I]H.M.S. Narwhal[I] which is more of a recreation/exploration submarine. The second is the Seppuku, which is used to slice the belly of a ship, sink said vessel, and carry away precious cargo unnoticed while masquerading as a sea monster/hell-bent-crustacean. Both are part of a larger narrative and feature functioning parts.

Great  Work!!


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Trailer for the first STEAMPUNK art exhibition in the US, perhaps the world. Curated by Art Donovan of Donovan Designs and including works from internationally known artists. Located in Bridgehampton NY. October 10, 2008

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Uri Hofi is an Israeli smith born in Haifa Israel in 1935. Before becoming a blacksmith, Hofi worked in agricultural work in Israel and Africa as an agricultural engineer. He also established and managed the Mabatoo Art School in South Africa. After Hofi met Alfred Habermann at the 1984 ABANA conference in DePere Wisconsin, USA, he decided to take up the art of blacksmithing. In 1987 he founded the EIN-SHEMER forge in Israel.

hofi bowl
hofi mediaval compass
hofi medieval compass
drawing by Sahar Hofi

drawing by Sahar Hofi


hofi and his grand daughter

hofi and his grand daughter Sahar Hofi

Uri Hofi’s website is posted in English and Hebrew  at




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 Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor. He builds large works which resemble skeletons of animals able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands.

 “The Animaris Rhinoceros Transport is a type of animal with a steel skeleton and a polyester skin. It looks as if there is a thick layer of sand coating the animal. It weighes 2. tons, but can be set into motion by one person. It stands 4.70 meters tall. Because of its height it catches enough wind to start moving.”

Watch the movie:

Read an interview of Mark Hurst with  Theo Jansen on  goodexperience.com 

visit ARTFUTURA to see  a catalog with Theo Jansen’s work.

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Mike Libby is  multi-disciplinary artist from South Portland, Maine  who created the Insect Lab 

He graduated with a degree in Sculpture from RISD in 1999 and attended the Vermont Studio Center, been  also artist-in-residence at the University of Maine at Orono. He has been in many solo and group exhibits, in Maine, throughout the US and Canada and is in collections worldwide. He has future shows in Boston, Philadelphia and San Diego and in Februsry 2008 his work from Insect Lab will be featured on the cover of Tachyon Publications “New Weird” anthology, a collection of contemporary science fiction writing.

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 Pierre Matter is an amazing Steampunk artist.

© 2008 Pierre Matter

For me the art of Pierre Matter is an example of transition from decorative to fine arts. He does this with unmistakeable flavor and steam. He studied mathematics and his work emerged from a parallel work in painting and stone sculpture.

© 2008 Pierre Matter

Please visit his OPERA  gallery and WEBSITE

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Christopher Conte  is a young promising artist. He was born in Norway and began drawing at age 3.


©  Christopher Conte

At 6, shortly after moving to New York, he began taking college art classes at Hofstra University. He attended St. John’s University and in the eleventh grade received a scholarship to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York where studied human anatomy.

His work has been recently covered in Wired, Popular Science, Make Magazine, and used by The Discovery Channel and MTV Networks.

©  Christopher Conte

fabulous little insects: CHRISTOPHER CONTE, the new kid on the block

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