Jeremy Mayer is a California based artist who from the past 18 years is creating beautiful life-sized sculptures of humans and animals from recycled typewriter parts.
Mayer uses his ‘cold assembly’ process to bring the pieces together which means he doesn’t require any welding, soldering or fastening. He uses screws, pins, nuts and springs from the used machines to join the pieces together. He has created about 120 sculptures till date, all of which are sold except one. Some of his sculptures took more than a year and parts from 40 different typewriters to complete.
Artist’s latest project is a portrait which he has made for a client named Mark Pelzner who came to Mayer with 3 typewriters given to him by his late father, Marvyn Pelzner. He wanted Mayer to use these three typewriters in making a sculpture that resembles his father and which he can mount on the box which holds Marvyn’s ashes.
For creating the sculpture Mayer uses few parts from his own stuff while most of the parts are from Marvyn’s typewriters. The eyes are made from his Smith Corona desktop, shoulders from his Underwood portable and parts of the head from his desktop Underwood No. 5.
The artist thanked the Pelzner family who came to him for such a great and noble cause. Here are photographs of some of his work. Do check them out.