What has happened is the subtraction of the utilitarian aspects, i.e. ribbon and movable shaft. And from changing its position from horizontal to vertical, from free standing to mounted on a painted wood, the typewriter and the other objects alike, is taken out of its manual use, away from the usual accompanying office equipment.
The eye zeroes in on a form that now inhabits the artistic present, giving the integrated part a new sense of permanence and a perfectly composed composition.
By Michael McNamus, Art Historian/Consultant