In the Forward to my 2008 Steampunk Exhibition journal, the reknowned architect and author, Anne Surchin explains:
"Instead of curlicues and scrollwork over metal to conceal the inner workings of things, Steampunk delivers the opposite effect. Everything is revealed in this movement. It is a full-blown design exfoliation.
And why now? Has New Modernism, so impersonal and downright sterile in it's lack of detail, run it's course?
Perhaps the answer lurks in a restlessness and desire for a messy vitality that allows the imagination to soar"