My inspiration came in 2012 while shopping at a festival in Austin. I was looking for "Steampunk Style" jewelry and found almost none. Although Steampunk is not all I do, it is a major inspiration for me.
As an artist, I appreciate the aesthetics of the Steampunk culture. The Victorian feel of an Age of Reason and Wonder, to incorporate the elements, minus the costume (although I do LOVE the costumes)!! In other words, to create a line of art, inspired by Steampunk, using clean lines, refined and sophisticated for everyday.
Steampunk Inspired ART
My name is Troy Daniel, the Coggler. So, what is a Coggler you might ask. A Coggler, or Primocoggler, is an artist who uses cog and gear motifs, Steampunk and Industrial themes, to create art.
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and now reside in Austin, Texas. I studied Art, Theater and Photography at the University of North Texas in Denton. My love of art has been life long. I enjoy drawing and painting and the beauty of photography. I briefly owned a photography business where I did headshots for actors, but the pool was so small that it was difficult to sustain. I then spent the next several years in the food service industry.