You guys are going to love this–I just know it. Today, I’m featuring the art of Andrew Myers. He does sculptures, and paints, but I’m going to show y’all his screw art. He uses screws to create 3D portraits. More on that later. According to his website, “Myers blends modern material with classical figurative technique featuring a universal subject matter that is prevalent throughout his work. It is his unification of these three characteristics that results in the innovative and modern artwork that captivates viewers and has been so highly acclaimed nationwide.” His modern material is screws, and he uses this medium to create the classical figurative portraits discussed. His process, which I read about over on 1DesignPerDay, is very complicated. Myers takes a plywood panel and draws a face on it. He then pre-drills around 10,000 screw holes into the panel. Later he goes back and screws in each individual screw. As he screws in the screws, he relies on only the vision in his head. He views the screw portraits as a type of sculpture and each screw is at a different depth to create the effect of the shadows and dimensions on the face. He then paints each individual screw head and is left with an amazing 3D portrait.
Pretty cool, right? I LOVE this concept, and this idea. I think it is so cool that he does it all without the aid of any computer software or programming or anything. He just knows in his head how it needs to look, and goes from there. Amazing.