Steampunk Assemblages: Art by Linda Cohen
Missoula, Montana-based artist Linda Cohen creates unique steampunk assemblages from a wide range of materials and textures. Linda has a background in professional floral arrangement, and uses this knowledge of layering to create her current works.
I’m really enjoying browsing through the galleries on Linda’s website. While her overall aesthetic celebrates the shiny gears and earthy brown tones of classic steampunk, I also see a lot of interesting departures from that sphere. In her Industrial Art gallery, Linda takes her work in something more of a cyberpunk direction, utilizing lost and forgotten computer components like keyboards and circuits to create compelling, sculptural abstracts.
Also of particular interest is Linda’s gallery of Wearable Art – it’s a natural place for her love of clocks and gears to shine. The jewelry pieces currently on view in this gallery take their form from old pocket watches, however, instead of a clock face, they display a one-of-a-kind composition of tiny components, making for a fascinating conversation piece.