We've been thinking a lot about taking things apart recently. We've dissected tools and toasters and even a Hammon organ. Now that we've taken everything apart (seriously, including several of our glue guns! Aren't you curious to know how they work?) we are looking for interesting ways to re-use the parts. Because of this, and because it's awesome, I was delighted to see what the artist Jeremy Mayer has been up to.
Jeremy just completed a beautiful set of swallows using only assembled typewriter parts. His process is really cool . . . He dissects typewriters of all vintages then reassembles the components into mostly life-size human and animal forms. He doesn't use any soldering, gluing, or welding to put these assemblages together; all his work is painstakingly constructed using only the parts that come from typewriters.
Jeremy was a featured maker here at Open Make: Trash, where he gave a great talk about his unique way of working, and his favorite tools and materials (typewriters, of course!)