Q. In addition to your interest in the Steampunk aesthetic in applied arts, you also embrace
many of the lifestyle characteristics. What do the principles of salvage and creative reuse mean
to you on a personal level?
A. Good question... I am a wee bit insane. I suffer from Chrono-displacement, I'm a TV and a
laptop away from being a full-on Luddite. I stress out about the disposable plastic state of our
modern world. Go work at a landfill for a few weeks and you just may think twice about that
plastic straw you're sucking your corn-syrup water through.
Something that sets me apart from certain other more famous steampunk artists is that rather
than laser-cutters, computers and other high tech methods, I use hand tools... you know,
hammers, saws, knives, shears...
Most people don't realize that 'fancy clean and perfect' comes from pushing a button, while