the era of typewriters
Back then there wasn’t any “BACKSPACE” hero key to help you fix the typo.
You had to start all over again as unfortunately there wasn’t any other way around.
Now that the era of typewriters is gone it is a good time to be a writer.
We have the technology to correct us instantly and even dictate to our devices using voice recognition.
Jeremy Mayer and the metal sculptures
Jeremy is a US artist born in Minnesota which now lives in Oakland CA.
He’s a collector of all sorts of vintage typewriters which he dissembles carefully to prepare the components for his next artwork.
Whenever is a human sculpture or an animal sculpture the recycled result is very detailed with each aspect.
Interesting to see is that the sculptures can even move from their joints.
So, the anatomy of Jeremy’s art is very accurate.
This is remarkable as he assembles the metal sculptures purely from original components and not other things like glue, weld or solder.
The first few pieces I created were very crude, but I loved the idea of making something from an archaic relic and from only one other object. Reactions to my work are mostly positive. A few typewriter collectors bemoan the destruction of the machines. The ones I use are in pretty rough shape, so I feel no guilt about taking them apart.
As for me I really like the metal bird sculpture.
I even imagine it fly away at some point.
Check more of Jeremy’s work on his website.
Jeremy at work