Lance's Journal: Sharon Sykes Steampunk Art, Jan. 21, 2019

Sharon Sykes was still attending Centennial High School when she first became a cake decorator back in 1971. 48 years later, Sharon still enjoys decorating cakes...but in 2014, she began to stretch her artistic talents into a whole new medium...steampunk art.

Sharon says, "I will be a cake artist, probably til I die, but I kinda got into the steampunk about 5 years ago and like being able to take something that's going to get thrown away and turn it into something else."

This Waco, Nebraska native is fascinated by steampunk art, "I like the Victorian, I love the lace and the pearls and that, but I like the gears and the metals, bronze and the gold and the silver and the copper and like putting those all together to see what works together."

Sharon says 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the old Wild Wild West TV show were steampunk at it's finest, "I mean it was locomotives, it was clocks, they'd have all these gizmos that were beyond their time more in the future but they made them out of steam powered, blew up things and guns and then they were all dressed with top hats and vests and pocket watches.

Sharon now calls Ceresco home and if you'd like to get your hands on some of her steampunk art or have her decorate a cake for you, call her at (402) 580-8343 or email her at cakegrandma@aol.com or visit the Noyes Art Gallery at 119 S 9th St, Lincoln, NE 68508