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:
Oil Can Residence:
Hole Punch Flats:
Coffee Pot Towers:
Space Heater Place:
Stand Mixer Mews:
The Fishing Complex:
The Measurement District:
Industrial Parkland, 2006-2007
Film Projector Factory:
The Sewing Machine Factory:
The Bicycle Factory:
Oscillating Fan 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.
The images, text and information by laura sweet on this site are licensed and protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. If you reproduce or re-purpose, be sure to credit this blog and link back to the post. Thanks.