Yes—I am childish. Yes—I take enjoyment from that fact. No—I don’t care. :3
While the Forevertron is huge, imposing, much of Tom’s work is delicate and whimsical. The 70 members of the Bird Band are lithe percussive instruments or tall string instruments.
“I’m about the only guy that’s using preexisting shapes and forms where they lose their original identity and become something else, without any alterations to that shape or form.”
Tom doesn’t use blueprints or drawings, and has no traditional art schooling. “No sketches, no models, no nothing — I just go for it.”
I’ve always wondered what the fascination for and connection with owls is in Steampunk. Maybe the wise-look and knowledge of an owl relates to the “need-to-know” information to create the old technology.