Here it is, finally – my contribution to the Plushteam’s Steampunk Challenge.
Introducing, the Organ Grinder’s Monkey:
He’s an old soul – a bit somber, a bit morose from life on the streets. What’s that entwined in his tail? It’s a key . . . to the music of the people, the music of passion, the music of . . . the Hand Cranked Street Organ:
Closer look at the real vintage skeleton key:
and the secret lock it goes into:
Of course, in the grand tradition of Steampunk, this ornate instrument has its share of gears, brass, cranks, and cogs:
)You might remember the Hurdy Gurdy Man I made a few years back, which was the inspiration for this piece. I’ve come a long way, huh?)
Here’s the Haiku from that piece:
A Cranky Haiku:
My retinue is
Guttersnipes and vagabonds,
Derelicts and you!
Here’s the Haiku for the latest piece:
A Simian Haiku:
Unlock the secret
Of music in moonlight, I
Keep under my hat.