Monday, February 20, 2012

Typewriters Never Die or A Muse U can Use

    A while back I posted two blogs on the resurgence of typewriters,  click here & here   though they're clearly not resurging among those currently cranking out novels, except perhaps writer Karen Lynn Williams.  

      When I whined about the e-mailing, blogging, Tweeting, websiting, "liking," selling-of-our-souls required in this new age of publicizing publishing, Karen fired back with: Oh, please, give me back the days when I wrote on a typewriter. 

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 Sculptor Jeremy Mayer has a better idea  
oh, how his creations could inspire...

all photos:
*as the muse we writers search for,

*as the creature perched on the desk, glaring till you get it right,

*as the phantom, slapping the hand checking Facebook,
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* or as your conscience muttering, "excuse me?" as you leave the chair for: (pick one) bathroom, laundry, mail, bird feeder refill, refrigerator, doorbell, bleeding child. (OK, maybe not the last one)

Nothing says get to work like his refashioned typewriter

      I stumbled across Oakland, CA, sculptor Jeremy Mayer's fabulous creations via an industrial design post on my son's Facebook page. 
(see above/hand slapping) 

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In his own words:  I disassemble typewriters and then reassemble them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. I do not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together- the process is entirely cold assembly. I do not introduce any part to the assemblage that did not come from a typewriter.

Dear Jeremy:
While you're at it, could you program them to knock out a few chapters? 

Beleaguered in rough draft  

Jeremy Mayer~~ it ain't your daddy's Underwood. 

On second thought, it might be. 

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Three Dilemmas, Two friends 
One Deserted Tree House 
during a simmering summer on Lake Allamuchy

          Now let your muse guide you & tap these links:

         Amazon/Kindle   or Barnes & Noble/Nook

1 comment:

CA Glue said...

OH I love this! I'll have to try this