Modern science is founded on an era of hands-on exploration and experimentation, and this piece celebrates that with a fantastical twist. Who wouldn't want a giant tortoise assistant?
For fear of being a bit preachy, an explanation...I love Victorian fashion and lit, but honestly the history of sexism, racism, and imperial exploitation is not the part of Steampunk that I want to perpetuate. Here's a bit of an alternative historical perspective: a beautiful Indian woman doing science in her own back yard.
This is a 8x10 print on archival lustre photo paper.