AstroHelix on DeviantArt

Deviation Actions

AstroHelix's avatar

the Victorian Axe Cannon 03




found some video of the guitar in motion at VGL 2010!!

Image size
3264x2448px 2.65 MB
Shutter Speed
10/250 second
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 20, 2009, 9:05:55 PM
© 2009 - 2024 AstroHelix
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
indigohippie's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I know critiques are supposed to be very detailed verbal assessment's of one's artwork, but I'm finding myself having immense trouble formulating sentences worthy of describing this instrument's awesomeness. (But hey, I'll give it a try...) to start. This guitar gives me hope for the rare artistic potential of humanity? Not only is it made of pure brilliance, but in many ways it is one long, complex metaphor in and of itself. The body is painted to look like metal, and it has metal pipes as well that play beautifully with the rock and roll theme of HEAVY METAL, and the leather strap and riveted saddles also go along with the rock and roll image of leather jackets. The raw power that this instrument/weapon seems to possess is like a visual of powerful music, (I don't think I explained that as well as I could...but I tried...) It's like music for the eyes. The subtle but elegant carving at the bottom also adds nicely to the theme of this being the ultimate steampunk weapon.

What amazes me most about this instrument is that it must be at least a triple, if not quadruple entendre as many people have long referred to their guitar as their 'axe', (or weapon); couple that with all the other imagery I've already discussed, and I can conclude nothing more than this is simply one of the most brilliant pieces of art I've ever seen. o_o

I bow at your abilities. <img src="…" width="19" height="19" alt=":worship:" title="Worship" />