Jeremy Mayer’s quirky metal creations

Date:20 December 2010 Tags:,

Jeremy Mayer creates beguiling non-life forms fashioned from typewriter parts. Says Mayer of his delightfully quirky creations: “I don’t solder, weld, or glue these assemblages; I reassemble the parts using only the components and mechanical processes indigenous to the typewriter. I’ve come to think of the nearly archaic typewriter as one part of our natural surroundings. All unused and unusable typewriters are the accretions of our activity and our growth – not unlike a termite mound, a bird’s nest or a beehive.”

Watch this video to hear from the artist himself…

Find out more about Jeremy Mayer, as well as about other talented people who create robots and other metal “personalities” from stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, aluminium and an assortment of consumer detritus (such as old typewriters) in the January 2011 issue of Popular Mechanics. [click here]