I came across artist 27 year old Keira Rathbone today and thought I should share her amazing work. What is so amazingly original about her work is that she has only one tool: her typewriter. The Londoner first experimented with typewriter art in university after buying one at a flee market, (sounds familiar....), and after a lot of writers block, used it as a drawing tool instead.
Using only her typing skills with numbers, letters and punctuation, she creates these AMAZING collages. One pictures can take up to 90 hours which is no surprise when you see the detail in the finished product. She has currently about 30 typewriters differing in ages between around 20 and 70 years old, and uses them alternately for different feels and visions for her pictures.
I love to see how artists are still finding new ways to be original and unbelievable, and in this technical day and age the ole' typewriter still has its use. I'm getting out mine and trying it but safe to say I do not have the natural direction needed for these.
Watch the video to see her in action!