Saturday, May 14, 2011

Maryland Steampunkery

The state of Maryland is no stranger to Steampunks. Miss Brigid Ashwood resides in the state (though she also has a shop in Caledon Cape Wrath) and is a creator of "winged things & improbable machines," as her blog is subtitled. She "paints steampunk bugs, clockwork dolls, fairytales and vinyl toys" and "seek[s] to reinterpret mythic and fairytale worlds and heroines for a modern audience."

I received the May/June 2011 issue of Montgomery Magazine, focusing on Montgomery County, Maryland. The cover story, "Jet Packs and Ray Guns and Time Machines, Oh My!", features local artists Mr. Daniel Stuart and Mr. Ed Kidera.

Their website, The Steam Emporium, provides information on the two gentlemen, The Society of Strange Technologies, Enigmatic Artifacts, and Mechanisms (S.T.E.A.M.), and the mysterious inventor, Bernard Maets. For those with deep pockets, the site also shows artifacts for sale!

I've scanned the article (4 pages, but 7 MB) to Google Docs for anyone interested in reading the whole thing.

1 comment:

Vivito Volare said...

That is pretty neat.