My definition of steampunk art: adventurous spirit, steam power, gears, whimsical, inventive. A contraption of gadgets and gears all in a manner of assorted nonsense that intertwine to create a machine that is not only functional and practical, but unique and striking.
Let's talk about putting ribbon on a Christmas tree. Ribbon has taken over the Christmas scene instead of what was called garland. You know the kind, shiny silver or gold metallic, colored beads or strung popcorn. How do you put ribbon on your tree? Wrap it around and around the tree? Where do you start and stop? Or do you string it in long strands from the top?