From Recycled Typewriters to Metal Sculptures

by Cristian I

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.

Mayer says:

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.

Metal Bird Sculpture
Metal Bird Sculpture
Dead Cat Sculpture
Dead Cat Sculpture
Dead Cat Head
Dead Cat Head
Upper Body Metal Sculpture
Upper Body Metal Sculpture
Jeremy's Nude I and II sculptures
Jeremy’s Nude I and II sculptures
Delilah Sculpture
Delilah Sculpture
Jeremy at work

Jeremy at work

 

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