Often, when I use the term Steampunk, it’s with a bit of a sneer. It’s not that I don’t like the overall style concept, a merging of dark, gothy, formal Victorian elements, often incorporating bits of vintage machinery, the style is theoretically comprised of many of my favorite things. When they’re combined well, the results are amazing. It’s just that the term is so often applied to attempts that are either overly precious or poorly executed. Today, however, my sneer is gone. I present you with the works of one of the very best steampunk sculptors I’ve ever seen, and I don’t just say that because of the shoes. These are the stunning sculptures of Israeli artist Costa Magarakis.
“I often find archetypes in old children’s books and toys. I am attracted to things that evoke memories from childhood. The grotesque and the unknown are all important themes in the body of my work. I try to express something from my inner mind”.
Many of his beautiful works are for sale in his Etsy shop, SpiderJelly. Of course, like most of the art that makes me swoon, they’re pretty pricey, but at least we can enjoy the pictures!