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You know steampunk has gone mainstream when it seeps into academic institutions… I recently was given a steampunk assignment in one of my sculpture/metalworking classes, so I modded a vintage Kenmore sewing machine with some spare parts from Phoenix’s favorite junk shop, Apache Reclamation. The propellers on the drive wheel and thread spool spin when the machine is running.

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This piece as well as many, many others will be on display at First Studio in downtown Phoenix this friday, December 5 as part of a steampunk show put on by Arizona State University.

ASU’s evening of Steampunk
Friday, December 5, 6-10pm (part of the First Friday art walk)
First Studio
631 N. 1st Ave. Phoenix