I just had to write about Californian artist Jeremy Mayer, who makes extremely detailed sculptures of humans and animals out of recycled typewriter parts. Yes, typewriter parts.
He reassembles typewriters into anatomically correct human and animal figures. He does not solder, weld, or glue these unique assemblages together - the process is entirely cold assembly.
He uses the screws, set-pin collars, pins, springs, nuts, bolts, and snap rings to attach all of the pieces. The sheer amount of work that goes into these sculptures can not be understated, it takes up 1400 hours for each human sculpture.
“After collecting typewriters, I carefully disassemble them without damaging any components. I then categorized them by how they correspond to the anatomy; for instance, I have a whole bin full of clavicles.” Jeremy Mayer.
I dont know what it is about these mechanical sculpures that I like so much, I think its the classic, take one thing from its natural state and creating something completely new with it. These sculptures are amazing and now that we all have computers, I’m putting it forward that all unused typewriters be forwarded on to Jeremy Mayer. Whether he wants them or not.