Jeremy Meyers does Godrej
Recently Godrej commissioned a well-known artist, Jeremy Myers, to create a sculpture from their last batch of typewriters. Take a look at what he came up with.
While trawling the web, we discovered this really cool initiative by Godrej. It’s called Godrej Archives.
In a nutshell, Godrej Archives is a step towards nurturing and celebrating the history of Godrej. It aims to share the contributions made by the Godrej Group to the industrial history of India and highlight its role in the country’s future.
Recently Godrej commissioned a well-known artist, Jeremy Myers, to create a sculpture from their last batch of typewriters.
The artist and his art piece. Jeremy Mayer, typewriter assemblage sculpture artist from California, put together this massive art piece titled ‘Lotus’ made out of Godrej typewriter parts at Godrej Hubble. #Techart #Godrejtypewriter #Shapingthefuture #JeremyMayer #typewriters #art #creative #godrej #archives #typewriterart #lotus #restore #reflect #reimagine #past #future
They chose well.
This artist is obsessed with creating pieces of art only out of typewriter parts. He is an avid collector of typewriters and scours yard sales, thrift stores, flea markets, and other such spaces for them. Also, he does not use any power tools to create these sculptures.
Interestingly enough, before this artist got into typewriters, he worked for a while as an apprentice to an idol maker in India. There he learnt to create huge sculptures using resin.
What he did for Godrej was done using 60 typewriters. And when in India, he did as many Indians tend to do – he broke a few rules and did a bit of ‘jugaad.’ As in, he melded a few parts together for his kinetic lotus sculpture because it was mechanical. But it was well worth it.
At 13-and-a-half feet, the kinetic lotus is his magnum opus and largest to date.
The showstopper Lotus at Godrej Hubble created by Californian typewriter assemblage sculpture artist Jeremy Mayer as part of Godrej Archives Artists – in – residence initiative. #Techart #Godrejtypewriter #Shapingthefuture #JeremyMayer #typewriters #art #creative #godrej #archives #typewriterart #lotus #restore #reflect #reimagine #past #future
This is how the framework of a creative Lotus looks like. Watch it bloom to glory at Godrej Archives art unveiling ceremony today, 12th August. Jeremy Mayer, the creator of this art piece will talk about his creative journey Picture Courtesy : Chirodeep Chaudhari #Techart #Godrejtypewriter #Shapingthefuture
Jeremy Mayer, typewriter assemblage sculptor artist from California ponders over his creative art piece before giving it the final touches at Godrej Archives Studio. Attend the unveiling of the art installation created by him for the Artists-in-residence program initiated by Godrej Archives on 12th August Picture Courtesy : Chirodeep Chaudhari #Techart #Godrejtypewriter #Shapingthefuture #JeremyMayer #typewriters
At Engrave, we can’t get enough of makes who hand-make all sorts of amazing things in India. We appreciate what Jeremy Mayers and Godrej are doing for Made in India and handmade in India.