The mighty pen gets an update from a Canada-based sculptor.
GuGuns are to warfare what typewritersewriters are to writing: One changed thehe face of warwar, and the other, communications.ations Montreal-based artist and sculptor Eric Nado has married the twowo in his eye-catching reconstructivetive art series, Typewriter Guns. Each “gun” is a reconstruction of a vintage typewriter and every series (off five to eight typewriters) he undertakeskes can take up to two months to complete.lete.
“Each typewriter gun is specificific to the original typewriter it sprangng ffrom,” Nado tells The Peak. “Colours aare preserved and the results are uuniquely different.” His works have gogone down well with private collectors. BuBut the series’ pertinence, he says, lies in more than a nostalgia trip.
“In a collective way, typewriters are stronstrong symbols of literature, freedom ooff speech and the press. They remind uus of the power of the written word. OOnce transformed into an arsenal, to mmany, the typewriter guns become somsome sort of social commentaryry about wowords beingg strongertronger than arms.” www.ericnado.nado.com/enwww