I created this as an entry for the ManipulateThis steampunk explorer contest. [link]
Latin at the top reads...."Science makes the unkown known" (lit"What unknown was, science makes to be known")
Latin at the bottom reads...."logical proof"
Thanks go to ioanna_ioannina on livejournal.com for providing me with the latin translation.
The model holds a light- scientific illumination cutting through the darkness of ignorance.
To the left of the picture hangs a sextant a scientific instrument used for navigation. [link]
The model has wings because science can help us soar to the hights of inspiration and endevour unreached and undiscovered before.
Conversly there are chains in the bottom half of the picture showing that science is tied to the earth and the physical rather than spiritual side of things.
Joining the upper and lower parts of the picture is the decoder wheel, symbolising the idea that the world is understandable if only you have the right knowlage.
This piece has taken me a lot longer than I was expecting to complete. All in all I think I have spent 25ish hours on it.
texture Steampunk_Background by acatris [link]
model steam_punk_set_2 by magikstock [link]
art nouveau circle by tigers_stock [link]
top cornerpieces nouveau corners 01 by tigers_stock [link]
bottom corner pieces nouveau corners 02 by tigers_stock
chain Chain_1_by Dracoart-Stock [link]
metal part wings still3days_dont_forget_journal by stock4profs [link]
globe globes by bluesse [link]
texture ministerial by tigers_stock [link]
cogs 90_gears_ps_shapes by shapes4free [link]
Copper_Flex_Pipe_N02 by deathangel [link]
hair Nude_Stock_1 by mmb_stock [link]
sextant steampunk_gadgets by jinxmim [link]
hat vintage postcard from my colection
middle decoration Art_Nouvea_frame_01 by goth-stock [link]
cogs steampunk_clockworks by jinxmim [link]
decoder Steampunk_decoder by Nieblastocks [link]
feathers more_wing_stock by stock4profs [link]