Typewriter Cat

The artwork of Jeremy Mayer

Jeremy Mayer makes his art by dissassembling old typewriters and re-crafting them into sculpture. According to his site, he doesn’t solder, weld, or glue them – his work is all cold assembly.

A part of Jeremy’s inspiration comes from this idea he notes about science and technology “flowing inexorably towards natural systems.” This is very interesting to me to talk about – he’s basically saying that as science and technology evolve they end up looking more like what is happening in nature. This is a powerful idea, one we see replicated by current advances in science and the wonders we see in architecture.

And so I wonder what this means for the steampunk world – especially the world of Hallow’s Edge. Is Hallow’s Edge the ultimate expression of this idea: that evolution happened so much that nature was forced to take its course? Maybe, maybe not, but steampunk seems to be an expression of this idea: the more we move through time, the more we learn to appreciate the tools of the past….

Interestingly enough, Jeremy makes it a point on his page to mention that he doesn’t consider his work a part of the steampunk movement. Fair enough, but a good Graystone quote comes to mind: “a difference, that makes no difference, is no difference.”

Like all the other debris we’ve clumped together to find ourselves, Jeremy we’re happy to have you.

(we found this thanks to Lynn Lavato)