Mixed-media artist uses recycled computer parts to cross steampunk with Tim Burton


When our computers outlive their usefulness, we usually send them to the scrap heap, recycle them for further use, or give them away — not artist Anna Dabrowska, who works under the name Finnabair. Her collages are made up of a huge variety of material, but used computer parts figure prominently in many of the pieces. It's not surprising — Finnabair says that she believes "in [the] power of recycling and upcycling," something that comes across in her work. Techgraffiti recently put together an in-depth look at some of the more intricate details in her work — a particular hallmark is the use of non-digital materials to keep the pieces from looking too technologically focused. The pieces are equal parts computer parts and organic material — like buttons, a clock face, or even a dead month — and feel like a cross between steampunk and a Tim Burton-esque dreamscape. The detail shots of Finnabair's mixed-media art are particularly engrossing — it gives a nice view of the unconventional material that makes up these pieces.

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