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Steampunk Meets Architecture: Habitat Machines & Factories by David Trautrimas

Canadian artist David Trautrimas has a series of digitally enhanced composite photographs entitled Habitat Machines. A little bit steampunk, a little bit post apocalyptic and a lot of drugs (just kidding), and you've got some very imaginative art. These are compositions of residences made from everyday machines like coffee pots and sprinklers. Prior to the Habitat Machines, he created a collection of factories (as opposed to residences) called Industrial Parkland, those are included in this post as well.

Habitat Machines, 2008

Waffle Iron Heights:

Iron Apartments:

Sprinkler House:

Oil Can Residence:

Vacuum Tower:

Hole Punch Flats:

Coffee Pot Towers:

Space Heater Place:

Stand Mixer Mews:

The Fishing Complex:

The Measurement District:

Razor Cooperative:

Industrial Parkland, 2006-2007

Film Projector Factory:

Cooler Factory:

Organ Factory:

Match Factory:

Lamp Factory:

Drill Factory:

The Sewing Machine Factory:

The Bicycle Factory:

Automobile Factory:

Oscillating Fan Factory:

Stapler Factory:

Toaster Factory:

Television Factory:

The artist, who just last year received the Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist grant:

above photo courtesy of Ion magazine

Habitat Machine prints on archival paper are available here from Photo Eye Gallery. Others can be found at Arteriors and you can purchase most all of the above as prints here at LE gallery.

You'll be able to see David's work in VISUAL MORPHOLOGY, a group exhibition at KlompChing Gallery, Brooklyn New York opening tomorrow, Thursday March 5th, 2009.

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