Tom Sepe: Portfolio

Here’s a preview of the print-on-demand book I just made of my art. It’s meant to be like a portfolio, but right now its really more like a coffee-table style retrospective of the last ten years. I’ll probably trim it down and go with a smaller format for use as an actual portfolio.

I designed the book in Apple’s professional photo editing application, Aperture (which is kind of like iPhoto on steroids.) But for the next version I think I will go with Blurb.com and do a full re-design using their software.

(for best results click on the view “full screen icon” on the lower right)


Get the Whirlygig to the Museum

I really fantastic opportunity has come my way: to display the Whirlygig Emoto, my steampunk motorbike, at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham Massachusettes. Steampuffin.com is hosting a “Steampunk Form and Function Design Competition.” The opening night is Oct 22nd 2010.
I’ve never had any work in a museum, most of the projects I’ve worked on have been large-scale sculptures or art cars, so this is a very cool thing that I’m super excited about!
However, niether the museum nor I have the funds to ship the bike!

Well that’s where community comes in: I’ve started a fundraising campaign on kickstarter.com to raise the funds to ship the bike. Here’s the catch though: if I don’t meet my target goal of $3000, then I don’t get a single dime from anyone. That’s right. It’s an all-or-nothing kinda deal. As of today I’m a little over a third of the way and there are only 8 more days ’till the campaign ends!!!

I hope you’ll consider clicking on the link and donating.. even $5 – it all adds up!

Thanks for your support!

Steam Power is Making a Comeback | NBC Bay Area

I was interviewed this week for the local NBC News station! Here’s the link to the video segment:

I brought out a few of my friends to the secret warehouse that stores the Steampunk Treehouse –  Sean Orlando was there to talk about the Treehouse, along with Alan Rorie, Oliver W. Lowe and Emily Beighley.

Oliver is working on a book titled “Steampunk: The Retro-Futurist Dream” to be published by RE:Search Publications. Sean and I were both interviewed for that book so I’ll make an announcment about its release at a future date….

Emily Beighley builds fabulous “Neo-victorian Antiquiteis and Curiosities” which she brought along to show to the cameras.

Alan Rorie brought out his Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator which is also featured in the news segment.

A big thanks to Jake Von Slatt and steampunkworkshop.com – the interview that Meridith did with me on their blog a few months back has brought me a ton of press and attention!

The Lumbering Contraption


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Originally uploaded by tomsepe
We’ve been making some great progress on the Lumbering Contraption. We’ve only got a few more days to finish before bringing her out to Santa Rosa for the Handcar Regatta.
You can see Pictures of her in progress on my Flickr page,
http://flickr.com/photos/tomsepe/sets/72157607076970947/
\as well as some wonderfull photos and a bit of video by Nick Winterhalter on his Flickr page.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/winterhalter/sets/72157607016106105/
I also posted a dark and mysterious video on YouTube of last night’s test run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxQ8I4818-w
Come on out this Sunday Sept 28th to us pit our invention against the other fabulous railcars at the Santa Rosa Handcar Regatta: http://handcar-regatta.com/