centro cultural tina modotti Boule à neige – Camryn Forrest Designs
A Boule à neige is a transparent sphere, traditionally made of glass, enclosing a miniaturized scene of some sort, often together with a model of a landscape. The sphere also encloses the water in the globe; the water serves as the medium through which the “snow” falls. To activate the snow, the globe is shaken to churn up the white particles. The globe is then placed back in its position and the flakes fall down slowly through the water. Snow globes sometimes have a built-in music box that plays a song. Some Boule à neige have a design around the outerbase for decoration.
photo: Camryn Forrest Designs, Always, Steampunk Heart Waterglobe
A glass heart with an iridescent sheen catches the light, bound with brass and touched with a gold wire coil, antique bronze metal gear and a tiny hanging copper spring. When shaken, the heart bobs slightly on tightly coiled steel and is washed with a touch of reflective metallic dust, glittering and winking rainbows as the dust darts and dances in the liquid interior, and falls gently to the base.
Camryn Forrest Designs consists of two people: an artist with crazy ideas and a snowglobe engineer with technical expertise. None of the snowglobes and waterglobes shown would exist without the efforts of both.
Boule à neige – Camryn Forrest Designs consists of two people: an artist with crazy ideas and a snowglobe engineer with technical expertise
Gorgeous custom globes by Camryn Forrest Designs depict an intriguing form of Steampunk art – a kind of alternate reality that mixes modern ideas and technology with inventions from the Victorian age. These often contain repurposed or “found” items such as silver bolts, copper or bronze gears or old military buttons, with metallic gold and silver specks replacing the snow. One amazing globe/sculpture pays tribute to H.G. Wells; others contain hot air balloons or clockwork-y mechanisms.(Barnstable Patriot newspaper)