Steampowered 57 Chevy #2 wearable sculpture brooch, 3 moving parts, a remarkable piece in the steampunk style

Steampowered 57 Chevy #2 wearable sculpture brooch, 3 moving parts, a remarkable piece in the steampunk style

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Item details

Handmade

Material

Brass, Bronze, Pewter

Dimensions

Length: 3 Inches; Width: 1.25 Inches

I have re-immagined the iconic '57 Chevy as steampowered. This is a complex sculpture comprised of more than 50 individual pieces of metal, each piece hand made by the artist and then assembled.

It has 3 moving parts; the door opens/closes, the steering wheel turns and the coal bin lid opens/closes (being "steampowered" a source of fuel is required, hence the coal bin.)

It comes with a frame so that it may be displayed when not being worn; or you may purchase it without the frame for a little less.

The brooch measures 3 in long x 1 ¼ in high x ⅜ in deep. (7.5 cm x 302 cm x .5 cm).

The frame measures 8 ¾ in x 6 ⅞ in (22.5 cm x 17.5 cm).

The brooch weighs 1.3 oz (38 grams).

This piece is steampunk style raised to the level of fine art. It is signed on the back by the artist.

It is available for a little less without the frame, if you would prefer that, let me know.

Casting note; I made the original boiler by hand in pewter and brass. I then asked my caster to make a mold of it (just the boiler, not the pipes attached to it) and make castings of the boiler for me, in brass. Hence the all brass boiler you see here.

For a detailed, illustrated description of how this piece was made, go to: http://steamsmithworks.blogspot.com and scroll to August 22, 2015.

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MARK ELIOT SCHWABE, SteamSmith, is a leading artist in the SteamPunk movement.

He IS an EXHIBIT in The Steampunk Museum (on-line): http://thesteampunkmuseum.com/2349_Mark_Eliot_Schwabe_Exhibit.html .

Also, he was included in the important “Steampunkinetics” exhibit at New York City’s AFA Gallery - www.afanyc.com/exhibition-steampunkinetics .

In addition, Schwabe was featured in the very popular “Rockets, Robots & Steampunk” exhibit at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum.

You can see a video about the artist, includes him at work: http://youtu.be/KEEOey57qrw

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Read Schwabe’s 80+ FIVE STAR reviews
http://www.etsy.com/your/shops/SteamSmithWorks/reviews?ref=shop_info

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Mark Eliot Schwabe, SteamSmith will be vending his creations at Key City Steampunk Festival in Frederick, MD, August 16 - 18, 2019.

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When visiting Burlington VT, be sure to stop at Frog Hollow Gallery on Church ST to see Schwabe's work and the work of many fine Vermont artisans.

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Mark Eliot Schwabe holds a MFA in sculpture from the State University of NY in New Paltz.
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Schwabe has participated in US steampunk conventions from coast to coast including 3 appearances at Steamcon (Seattle), 7 appearances at The Steampunk Worlds Fair (NJ), four times at Watch City in MA, an appearance at Teslacon in WI and many more.
I have re-immagined the iconic '57 Chevy as steampowered. This is a complex sculpture comprised of more than 50 individual pieces of metal, each piece hand made by the artist and then assembled.

It has 3 moving parts; the door opens/closes, the steering wheel turns and the coal bin lid opens/closes (being "steampowered" a source of fuel is required, hence the coal bin.)

It comes with a frame so that it may be displayed when not being worn; or you may purchase it without the frame for a little less.

The brooch measures 3 in long x 1 ¼ in high x ⅜ in deep. (7.5 cm x 302 cm x .5 cm).

The frame measures 8 ¾ in x 6 ⅞ in (22.5 cm x 17.5 cm).

The brooch weighs 1.3 oz (38 grams).

This piece is steampunk style raised to the level of fine art. It is signed on the back by the artist.

It is available for a little less without the frame, if you would prefer that, let me know.

Casting note; I made the original boiler by hand in pewter and brass. I then asked my caster to make a mold of it (just the boiler, not the pipes attached to it) and make castings of the boiler for me, in brass. Hence the all brass boiler you see here.

For a detailed, illustrated description of how this piece was made, go to: http://steamsmithworks.blogspot.com and scroll to August 22, 2015.

* * * * *

MARK ELIOT SCHWABE, SteamSmith, is a leading artist in the SteamPunk movement.

He IS an EXHIBIT in The Steampunk Museum (on-line): http://thesteampunkmuseum.com/2349_Mark_Eliot_Schwabe_Exhibit.html .

Also, he was included in the important “Steampunkinetics” exhibit at New York City’s AFA Gallery - www.afanyc.com/exhibition-steampunkinetics .

In addition, Schwabe was featured in the very popular “Rockets, Robots & Steampunk” exhibit at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum.

You can see a video about the artist, includes him at work: http://youtu.be/KEEOey57qrw

* * * * *

Read Schwabe’s 80+ FIVE STAR reviews
http://www.etsy.com/your/shops/SteamSmithWorks/reviews?ref=shop_info

* * * * *
Mark Eliot Schwabe, SteamSmith will be vending his creations at Key City Steampunk Festival in Frederick, MD, August 16 - 18, 2019.

* * * * *
When visiting Burlington VT, be sure to stop at Frog Hollow Gallery on Church ST to see Schwabe's work and the work of many fine Vermont artisans.

* * * * *
Mark Eliot Schwabe holds a MFA in sculpture from the State University of NY in New Paltz.
* * * * *
Schwabe has participated in US steampunk conventions from coast to coast including 3 appearances at Steamcon (Seattle), 7 appearances at The Steampunk Worlds Fair (NJ), four times at Watch City in MA, an appearance at Teslacon in WI and many more.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (81)

AllPropellersSpin made this item with help from

  • casting services by Schaler Co., Warwick, RI
AllPropellersSpin made this item with help from:
  • casting services by Schaler Co., Warwick, RI

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