El Pulpo Mechanico: Duane Flatmo
Inspired by the giant, steampunk octopus of Burning Man “El Pulpo Mechanico”, I have decided to use steampunk as the aesthetic of my project and build a much smaller scale jellyfish. My current plans for materials include (but are not limited to) light bulbs, guitar strings, scrap metal, a wheel and other metallic office supplies. The jellyfish will be a purely aesthetic piece and serve somewhat as a tribute to the idea of “El Pulpo Mechanico”. I plan to end up incorporating new materials as I go along, as I feel that it contributes to the steampunk vibe of having scattered bits and pieces. While there are artists who have imagined this idea before, I intend to make it something completely my own.