Steam of Consciousness, A Steam-Powered Kinetic Skull Sculpture

image by Liza Conlin

“Steam of Consciousness” by Christopher Conte is a kinetic sculpture of a skull that is powered by a miniature steam engine. Conte specializes in biomechanical sculptures and has unusual qualifications that make him uniquely suited to his artform—before he became a full-time artist, Conte spent 16 years making artificial limbs for amputees.

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