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30 April 2010 @ 03:09 pm
a Steampunk'd Opera.... "Life is a Dream"  
I'd been approached to create jewelry for the gift shop of the Sante Fe Opera Company!  It's really exciting since I'm not much of a fine art artist - most of my work is steampunk jewelry and sculpture - but I can usually create some images and they were looking for a particular design.  I thought I'd give it a shot.  I just had the design approved for my "Spanish Steampunk Crown" for the libretto cover of "Life is a Dream" - a never-before performed Opera -------> with a Steampunk theme!  Its great to see the Steampunk influence working its way into various venues outside of movies etc!  

Here's the base image I created for the Libretto cover which uses a lot of "gears", clock parts, gemstones, and a lot of other pieces....
Steampunk Crown by ClockworkZero on Flickr

So if you are in New Mexico, or you are a big opera fan, do go! 

The Opera, Life is a Dream, by by Lewis Spratlan won a Pulitzer Prize for music, is based on a 17th Century play. 

The director and production designers went with a Steampunk theme.  Kevin Newbury, director said  "... I have tried to create a landscape that connects the worlds of the science-obsessed King Basilio {snip!} We were drawn to images of Steampunk, a genre of science fiction that features beautifully complicated and fictional technological gadgets. This approach helps us animate a world that is both informed by science and technology and obsessed with sophistry and superstition."
Performance dates: July 24, 28; August 6, 12, 19
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Monty Cantsin: kantorcitizenfemme on May 3rd, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
Neato! Congratulations!
Deejmonkeyman on May 6th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
That is too incredibly cool!!!
clockwork_zeroclockwork_zero on May 6th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Yah, I'm all excited. I really have to get a move on for the jewelry they want too... but its a matter of working and I'm so tuckered out these days. No enthusiasm. I do think a lot though.

alas, I'm still feeling like crap. How are you doing? How's the leg?
I won't be making next week either. They will be drilling out my kidney stone using primative, painful, and torturous tools on Tuesday. I think the doc mentioned "a plumbing snake".

Did you boys meet? I miss ya.
Deejmonkeyman on May 9th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
We did meet, though not for too long. I don't know what will happen this week, as I have a theatre company meeting Monday night at 8.

I hope they finally take care of this for you! *hugs you hard*