Typewriter Art by Paul Smith

Paul Smith was an American typewriter artist who suffered from severe spastic cerebral palsy from a very young age.

The loss of fine motor control of his face and hands made it impossible for him to perform the most basics of tasks, like eating, bathing, clothing himself or even expressing himself.

Early in life Paul discovered the typewriter and a technique for using it to create pictures. He was creating typewriter art from age 15, and steadily refined his technique.

He would use his left hand to steady his right hand. He spent 2-3 hours a day typing away on his typewriter while listening to Classical music, and each of his artworks would take him around 2 weeks to 3 months.

The great man passed away on June 25, 2009, but left behind a collection of his amazing artwork that will be an inspiration for many.

If you find typewriter art fascinating, you might want to check out Keira Rathbone’s work as well.

Source: wikipedia


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