Steampunk Snow Globes By Camryn Forrest. One Of A Kind Shakeable Art.

Steampunk Snow Globes
above: Steampunk Airship snow globe by Camryn Forrest designs

Two of my favorite things have been combined by artist Camryn Forrest. The Steampunk genre and the Snow Globe (or water globe or snowdome). Her intricate little shakeable sculptures combine elements associated with the Victorian age of machinery along with copper, silver or rich pewter glitter as the “snow”. The bases upon which the glass encased sculptures sit vary in materials, from marble to woods, and are decorated with “Steampunk” styled embellishments.

Steampunk Snow Globes

Penny Farthing Bike:
penny farthing bike
Raygun:
raygun snow globe
Knight Moves:
Knight Moves
Coil Tube:

Megaphone:
megaphone
Tesla Coil:
Tesla Coil
Unwound:
Unwound
Eiffel:
Eiffel steampunk snowglobe
Tesla Mends A Broken Heart:
Tesla Mends A Broken Heart

A single snowglobe can take Camryn from 6- 8 hours to build. She uses different metals, leather, wire, jewelry pieces, disassembled clocks, watches, toys and found items as well as original clay and wood sculptures. She is careful to use recycled and re-purposed materials or objects as frequently as she can.


above: In some cases, Camryn creates what she needs. For instance, the piece, “Shoes Your Weapon” contains a a tiny Victorian ladies boot (shown above) that Camryn crafted and turned into a cannon.

A special piece for the Sacramento Steampunk Society:
Steampunk Snowglobe for the Sacramento Steampunk SocietyCustom Water globe for the Sacramento Steampunk Society
Rough Sailing:
Rough Sailing
Circular Logic:
Rough Sailing Snow Globe
Make a Little Money:
Make a Little Money snow globe
Always:
'Always' steampunk snow globe
Dragonfly:
Dragonfly Steampunk Snow Globe
Why The Freebird Sings (front and back):
Why The Freebird Sings (front)Why The Freebird Sings (back)
Lost Time:
Lost Time Snow globe
Indecision:
Steampunk snow globe - Indecision
Shoes Your Weapon:
Shoes Your Weapon snow globe
Good Intentions:
Good Intentions steampunk water globe
Suspended In Time:
Suspended In Time
Tesla Coil:
Tesla Coil snow globe
Not A Level Playing Field:
Not A Level Playing Field snowglobe
Dead Line:
Dead Line snow globe
Uncharted Skies:
Uncharted Skies Snow Globe

Camryn describes her motivation behind these intricate and beautiful little sculptures:

“All my life I have been fascinated with miniatures, from dollhouses to tiny souvenir buildings, to the worlds within snowglobes. At many art galleries and shows, I wondered why I never saw snowglobes presented as art, and I began to experiment with making tiny sculptures to place inside globes. In addition, with the rich metallics, brass, leather and wood of my designs, “snow” did not seem right, so the floating glitter in this liquid is copper, gold, silver, and rich pewter in tone, glimmering as it sinks and swirls slowly.”

A technical note: Camryn Forrest Designs consists of two people: an artist with crazy ideas and a snowglobe engineer with technical expertise. None of the snowglobes and waterglobes shown would exist without the efforts of both.

custom made Steampunk Snow Globes

Once a sculpture is enclosed in both liquid and glass, there are challenges to photographing them and keeping them in focus through distortion, although all the detail is sharp and apparent when you hold one in person.

If you are interesting in purchasing or commissioning one of these little beauties, contact Camryn through her website. Or visit her etsy store, which she just opened!

camryn forrest designs

Camryn Forrest Designs

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