Steampunk garden anyone?

Joined
Jan 3, 2015
Messages
223
Reaction score
128
Location
Tennessee
Showcase(s):
1
Hardiness Zone
6a
Country
United States
I'm a huge fan of the steampunk genre, and thought it would be interesting to incorporate it into a garden. Something about nature and steam powered gadgets, I think the juxtaposition would make for a great deal of interest. Here are some pictures I found. What do you think, would you add a few of these to your garden?

sp garden 7.jpg

sp garden 2.jpg

sp garden 3.jpg

sp garden 6.jpg
 
Joined
Apr 30, 2014
Messages
1,103
Reaction score
280
Hardiness Zone
8b
Country
United States
I love the steam punk theme and would to love to weld some pieces together myself eventually. It is a great way to recycle and you cam make some very creative pieces.
 
Joined
Feb 16, 2015
Messages
61
Reaction score
30
Location
TN Plateau
Showcase(s):
1
Hardiness Zone
6a
Country
United States
Awesome whether it is Art, or landscape or ......?

Love it! Thanks galmal for posting
 
Joined
Sep 20, 2012
Messages
5,313
Reaction score
1,843
Hardiness Zone
7a
Country
Poland
All these decorations are very creative and pretty! I especially like the aquarium in the first picture. I'd love to have something like this in my garden!
 
Joined
Jan 3, 2015
Messages
223
Reaction score
128
Location
Tennessee
Showcase(s):
1
Hardiness Zone
6a
Country
United States
Here are couple of others, some look like I would actually be able to make them myself.

I like this one with the old water spigot knobs and rebar.
sp garden 1.jpg

This sculpture is pretty cold
sp garden 5.jpg

If you look at the top and bottom of the image, it looks like the base to an umbrella stand.
sp garden 8.jpg


This one looks like a neat wind chime, You could take a store bought one, remove the chimes and add old keys and tools and such.
sp garden 9.jpg
 
Joined
Aug 10, 2021
Messages
4,224
Reaction score
1,488
Location
California
Country
United States
The re-use of found materials in garden spaces is an important idea. So many intriguing and useful containers, plant stands, stepping stones, retaining walls, furniture, trellises, and of course 'pure' art, can be made from society's discards.
Even cardboard mulch, shredded or whole, would be an example of such DIY re-use.

Rather than bemoaning the chips, scuffs, and rust of re-used material, we should recognize it as value added. To intentionally add such rustic patinas and effects on new materials requires added time, material and labour. Furthermore, the bespoke effects of time, individualize what was once mass-produced material, thereby turning the ubiquitous into the unique.

Whether any such creation would be considered 'steampunk', or any other style or genre, is a secondary aesthetic debate.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Members online

No members online now.

Forum statistics

Threads
27,080
Messages
260,028
Members
13,523
Latest member
haccoadismyst1984

Latest Threads

Top