MoCoLoco caught up with Lighting designer Art Donovan who's recently embraced the world of Steampunk 30 years into his career as a designer. He defines the term, "Steampunk" as an umbrella title for everything from "New Victorian" to "Retro Futurism", "Diesel Punk" and "Goth".
All of the concepts start with a thumbnail sketch then I go straight to cutting the metal and wood. Mostly every part is made by hand- but there are times when the design needs a bazaar embellishment that can only come from the lot of antique machine parts that I have. Sometimes I get real lucky- like the 'Baby Slinkys'- PERFECT for modding a tubular light bulbs.