There are many reasons why you would expect depictions of the green fairy to be popular among the steampunk crowd. For one, the Victorian era, from which steampunk takes a lot of inspiration, was the golden age of absinthe. The enigma, the lore, and the array of ornate and finely-crafted accoutrements fit in perfectly with steampunk’s sense of craft and style. And steampunk has already (some say inexplicably) taken to fairies.
La Fee Verte (pictured here), by Brigid Ashwood, effortlessly combines the aesthetic of steampunk, the whimsy and prettiness of fairies, and the magic and mystery of absinthe. And it is the first image we’ve seen to incorporate all three genres.
Read FairyRoom’s feature interview with Brigid Ashwood here.