A scrivener automaton working in a rather wealthy merchant’s library. The arcane procedures for creating automatons are as varied as their appearance and roles in society (servitors, military, labour, prostitution, etc). The taxidermic use of cured human remains is legalised, economical and common place in their construction (similar to how the powdered wigs in our past often used the hair of corpses). However the practice of “rendering” down living persons into an automaton state is outlawed, it is frequently employed since the resultant product tends to outperform the legal alternative. The merchant who owns this particular scribe automaton has some very extensive paperwork detailing her conformity to all applicable regulation. Despite this assurance, those who deal with her have noticed how quickly she learns new tasks, and have caught her smiling when backs are turned. [x]
This artifical limb was used by a person living in 1850-1910. Constructed from steel and brass, it is a fascinating object to look at. It appears like something from a steampunk horror movie, or a piece of art created by a student rather than a genuine artificial arm. It looks like it belongs in a fairy tale rather than in reality. Because of its unusual scary appearance, the wearer probably covered it with a jacket and glove. It is intriguing to know that these kind of objects were created back then. It brings up a lot of questions: is there a reason for the pattern in steel hand? Is it decorative or functional? How would you feel with a terrifying terminator (before terminator) style arm was at the end of your shoulder?
Bollywood Steampunk : Salkcity by MakeupSiren
“This lovely lady name is Sunahala Registana and she is my new steampunk original character. I love the way it came out. I been planning to this style for a very long time and am happy it now a reality. The Jewelry is 100% created by me.”
Photographer: Andrew Williams