Conception the Opening


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This is the drawing we sent into Burning Man DMV before we started on the car.

The local fire department got to pull the reigns first!

Zolie and Karydis

Conception: Sketches of the Golden Mean

Every Great artwork started as an idea and a simple sketch. Come see the humble sketches of our art car the Golden Mean and other great Conceptions.

SFMOMA Artist Gallery {Wondrous Strange} Opening

A Wondrous Strange night at SFMOMA Gallery

What a great show! I love shows where art and craft meet and these artists are gifted in both. Wonderful use of real materials and humor. Look for Kathy Aoki  showing the “Tomb Room” and several other artifacts from the Gwen Stefani Archeological Dig ( 2468-2478 A.D.).


Zolie trying to hide from the Grannies. I think someone didn’t understand what Steampunk was when they hired the band and forgot the steam. They were great until they got shut down for being too loud. Nice to see good old fashion punk is still alive and well!

Steampunk boys enjoying a smoke.

Zolie hugging here car the Golden Mean and watching the girls dance! What is that bad Grannie doing behind the snail?

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SFMOMA Artist Gallery {Wondrous Strange}

Please Join us as we present at the request of SFMOMA:

The Giant Iron Snail car the Golden Mean

One night only July 22nd 2010

Wondrous Strange: A Twenty-first Century Cabinet of Curiosities

July 22 – August 28, 2010


Building A, Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, CA 94123

Opening reception
Thursday, July 22, 2010
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Closing event in honor of Goethe’s birthday
August 28, 2010
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The sixteenth century’s cabinets of curiosities, precursors to today’s museums, were encyclopedic collections of specimens from the natural world, as well as man-made artifacts. These cabinets served as educational resources for artists and natural philosophers of the early modern period in western Europe.

Featuring works by more than a dozen Bay Area artists and including photography, sculpture, and painting, the exhibition explores themes such as evolutionary biology and history, progress and decadence, and the carnal and the intellectual. These contemporary artists adopt a range of styles that pre-date twentieth-century modernism and mine the early modern period — that age of discovery for sources of wonder.

The Traveling Wonders of the Boiler Bar at EDC in LA, CA June 25th-26th

Electric Daisey Carnival


A Circus Side Show with the “Giant Iron Snail Car”  the Golden Mean and Electrobite as the freaks of nature from the gardens of Vulcan tamed only with Flame . Only the bravest of men will be asked to step forward and tame the beast themselves. This interactive attraction will warm the hearts of women and make men tremble inside. Step right up and lets see what you’re made of!


Exposition Park & The L.A. Coliseum

3939 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Downtown LA’s Exposition Park & The L.A. Coliseum will undergo a unique transformation as the Electric Daisy Carnival comes to town! adjacent to the LA Sports Arena, Insomniac will create a whimsical festival environment complete with five areas of music, carnival rides, vendor village, and an array of other festival amusements.

The LA Memorial Coliseum & Exposition Park is central to everyone in Southern California and accessible for travelers. Only 15 minutes from LAX and just 30 minutes from Orange County & the San Fernando Valley. Electric Daisy Carnival is located just off the 110 freeway on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The festivities are only 15 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from Hollywood and 45 minutes from Disneyland!

Tar Pit Family Fun at LACMA


We call ourselves Oilpunk so it only fitting that we visit the source, the Mecca, the La Brea Tar pits.

Both our creatures and the handlers enjoyed the humans we found here.

The Golden Mean looking for some oil at the tar pits

more pictures of our day

Gary Baseman‘s “Giggle and Pop!”

ChouChous  and the Golden Mean

Giving rides on the Electrobite

Western Days Grand prize!

Empire of the Dust

The Porch, Golden Mean, Electrobite, El Radio Fantastique and the little house won 1st place, Grand Prize, and a blue ribbon at the 61st Western Days!

We had a great time and we Love Point Reyes! Big Thanks to Bonnie and Jason for making us come!

Jon’s Pictures of the parade

Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition & C. March 12-14th 2010

Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition & C.

Maker Guest of Honor

Jon Sarriugarte

Presents in the best of his knowledge the following items for your perusement at the afore mention exhibition.

Shock, delight, and heal your desires with the Hogan High Frequency Apparatus

Stand in awe of the Golden Mean’s Magical Wonderment’s

Shudder with fright & delight at the Giant Prehistoric creature Sarriugarteis (Odontochile) trilobite

Learn How to use your steampunk goggles, patented your ideas and make a buck in these trying times

Holdfast Borderless Frame

Jon will be available to you & at your convenience will converse with you at long lengths (3days) his knowledge to date. He will also make available a limited quantity of hand made items made by himself and the Boiler Bar performers for you to prove to your friends, back home, that these things do exist.

Power Tech Builders- RoboGames

Power Tech Builders- RoboGames

Here is a nice video about RoboGames that features the Giant Iron Snail Car the Golden Mean.

We set up our bar and snail for the VIP party the night before the games opened.

Turkey Shoot it’s over!

West Oakie Turkey Shoot 2009


I saw big kids and small alike shooten for their bird! Man was fresh deep-fried turkey good!

I really want to thank everyone who worked, played, danced, sang, burned, talked, drank, and saw me smile. It was quite the night as these pictures show.

Please send me your links!

Will’s pictures

Karen’s pictures

Liisa’s pictures

Kevin’s pictures

Rick’s Pictures



Whiskey, gun, and a red neck…thanks Che!


Ahhhh the Porch! it transform the parking lot into another place that was not West Oakland. Here it is with the The Easy Leaves making our feet tap!


Jodi lighting a cigarette to the sounds of JD’s banjo.

I watched and enjoyed EL RADIO FANTASTIQUE, Mykee Ramen and the Boiler Bar performers and was sorry I didn’t have my camera to capture what wonderful things were happening on our very little Boiler Bar stage.


And to top it all off CHP finally made it to the party a few hours after sunrise to take a turn at shooting the fire.

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