TimeAndTrilobites

steampunk. upcycled. awesome.

Grand Rapids, Michigan | 166 Sales

Announcement   All of my pieces are original and one-of-a-kind, with the occasional set of variations-on-a-theme thrown in there.

All SALE items are $5-15 off the original price.

Follow me on Instagram @TimeAndTrilobites for works-in-progress and jewelry that doesn't ever make it to Etsy. Please also see my Facebook page for pictures of everything I've made: https://www.facebook.com/timeandtrilobites.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 18, 2018

All of my pieces are original and one-of-a-kind, with the occasional set of variations-on-a-theme thrown in there.

All SALE items are $5-15 off the original price.

Follow me on Instagram @TimeAndTrilobites for works-in-progress and jewelry that doesn't ever make it to Etsy. Please also see my Facebook page for pictures of everything I've made: https://www.facebook.com/timeandtrilobites.

Whitney Dirks

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steampunk. upcycled. awesome.

I started making steampunk creations in the summer of 2009, when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, freaked out about that (it's all good now!), and needed to get as far away from my history PhD as possible. Now I'm a history professor, and I make art for the sense of instant gratification, the "I made this today!" feeling of success.

In my historical life, I'm fascinated with wunderkammern / cabinets of curiosity / the grotesque / bodies / unusual anatomies, and I'm working on turning my dissertation into a book on conjoined twins and other "monsters" in early modern England.

Cheers!
--Whitney

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  • Whitney Dirks

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    I'm a history professor who needed a creative outlet. My book-in-progress is on knowledge transfer about monsters (conjoined twins and the like) in early modern England.

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