Jeremy Mayer questions whether typewriters’ creative output is limited to the written word. The artist looks for analog processors in disrepair in businesses and garbage bins around his Bay Area workshop, which he then disassembles, sorts, and reassembles into metallic sculptures. Asymmetrical assemblages, anatomical recreations, and a continuing series of birds, the most current of which is exhibited below, are among his past works. Mayer constructs each sculpture entirely from scratch rather than using solder or glue, and certain sculptures, such as the black crow with a Corona-brand typewriter emblem on its back, have spring-like components that allow the creatures to bob their heads.
Mayer is now working on a few large-scale reliefs, including a kinetic lotus, skull, and further birds, and you can follow him on Instagram for updates and information on purchasing pieces. Check out the 2016 documentary California Typewriter, which highlights his work alongside that of other fans.