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Green Steam: Junk to Art

April 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

While recycling may seem a relatively new concept, it has in fact been around for thousands of years. It wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution of the “Victorian era” that it became cheaper to discard and purchase new. As Hatton Cross Steampunk creates fun personas and contraptions from this era, we also attempt to create a “green movement” as well. In this presentation David encourages the Steampunk enthusiast to re-use items that may be considered ordinary junk. He explores creative uses of everyday items, flea market finds and all around junk to create Steampunk works of art.

David will display several of his creations and explain some of the obvious and not-so-obvious items that create the “Contraptions of False Perception”. This presentation is ideal for the Steampunk enthusiast that is on a tight budget; those that are searching for inspiration and ideas; or those artists that wish to utilize more “found items” in their art. David will also discuss easy ways to incorporate low voltage electronics to enhance your projects and whole-heartily invites you to be a part of this “Green Steam” movement.


David Lee is the principal artist at Hatton Cross Steampunk, located in Gloucester Virginia. His art has been featured in numerous exhibits at Steampunk conventions, festivals and art galleries throughout the US, Europe and New Zealand. He has received multiple nominations and awards for his costuming, props and vehicles. In January 2018 he signed with VIP Productions to start a Reality TV Maker show titled HCS Creates. A highlight for David has been to play the Steampunk Darth Vader in “Trial of the Mask” and “Mask of Vengeance”, two Steampunk Star Wars fan films from Unruly Mile Films. He has also played a supporting role in the TV series (in production) Paradox City.


April 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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Terrace (Maker Room)


David Lee
HCS Creates