Friday, May 25, 2012

The "Ravi Palace" Steampunk Pendant Device

 The "Ravi Palace" by Art Donovan.

Shape trumps ornament in this evolutionary Steampunk design.  

Jewel-like points of illumination. 7 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide. 
A unique departure from traditional Steampunk design work.   

Rather than employing the typical, ornate layers of Steampunk brass, rivets and brown wood details, the Ravi Palace features a dramatic, graphic silhouette in matte jet black with illuminated, rotating "planets" in the crown. The overall design is rendered in what I term,  "Electro Futuristic" design.  It is powered by a device I modeled after an antique Geiger Counter.  Made of mahogany, brass, steel, spun filament fiberglass, glass, polycarbonate and dichroic material. Incandescent, CFL and U.V. bulbs.  *Note- Large Jpegs here. All images are sharper after you click on them.

Click Here for a short video of the Crown Unit.


 Above: A unique, hand made Steampunk wall lamp.  I built them from mahogany, glass and brass.  The top lamp is entitled "The 221B Gas Flame Lantern" and has a gas flame electric bulb which simulates an actual moving flame.   A short video of the moving flame bulb can be viewed here.

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