Screw Art Sculpture by Andrew Myers
You’ll be forgiven if you think this is a painting.
Well it is. And it isn’t.
This is a piece of “screw art” created by Andrew Myers.
This creative artist starts with drawing his subject on wood. That may not seem so unusual.
But this is when things get a little screwy…Andrew builds up his sculpture, not with clay, or wood, or stone…his tools are a impact driver and a box of…wait for it…yep, SCREWS!
Myers is taking ‘bas relief’ to a new level, don’t you think?
Once all the pieces are in position and at the appropriate depth, Myers then paints the screw heads.
Like other works in the school of Pointillism, the effect upon stepping back from the, er, ‘canvas’, is amazing!
The final result is a sculpture/painting that is cool to look at, and is tactile as well.
This is especially rewarding for George, the subject of this painting as he is blind. With this portrait he can “see” himself and so can others.
The artist has created lots of other portraits as well. Some are cropped in tight, what he calls “Close Ups”…
Other pieces are just funny. Yep he also has a sense of humor and doesn’t take himself too seriously. In case you don’t believe that, be sure to check out his “About” page on his website.
Myers is a very talented sculptor, creating works in more traditional media as well as his screw art form such as ‘Idea Roadblock’ which is a cast bronze sculpture.
All photos courtesy AndrewMyersArt.com
See more shots of George’s screw art portrait